Prof. Dr. Bernhard Renard

Ferdous Nasri, M.Sc.

Research Scientist, PhD Candidate

 Phone:+49 (0)331 5509 - 4969
 Organization:Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
 Address:August-Bebel-Str. 88, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
 Room:HPI Campus II, F-E.03


Developing Machine Learning and Algorithmic Approaches for Detecting Pathogen Outbreaks

As genome sequencing data increases with the improving NGS machines, new lagorithms and methods need to be developed to analyze, process and make use of the data to better detect pathogens and their outbreaks. I started working on such projects already during my Master's and continue in pursuit of optimized algorithms and better suited machine learning methods to computationally detect a disease-causing agent and predict its spread. One of my current focuses is on developing and implementing an efficient indexing and aligning algorithm, which can align and analyze sequences as they are being sequenced.

Keywords: Machine Learning, Pathogenicity Prediction, Live-DREAM Analysis, Epidemiology