Name: Jianhua Ruan, Ph.D, M.S.

Qualification: Ph.D, M.S.

Affiliation:

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Phone no: (210) 458-6819

Fax: (210) 458-4437

Email: Send an Email


Address:

Science Building 4.01.48,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Research Interests:

His research interests lie in the broad area of bioinformatics, computational systems biology, and data mining.

More specifically, his current research is focused on the following three directions: 

  1. Module discovery and analysis in complex networks, with applications in protein complex prediction and microarray data clustering; 
  2. Modeling and analysis of transcriptional/post-transcriptional regulatory networks (e.g. DNA motif finding and ChIP-seq data analysis); and 
  3. Network-based biomarker discovery and disease classification via integrated analysis of heterogonous functional genomics data such as gene expression, protein-protein interactions, and microRNA-mRNA interactions. 

Biography:

  • Dr. Jianhua Ruan joined the Department of Computer Science at UTSA as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2007.
  • He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Washington University in St Louis (2007), M.S. in Computer Science from California State University (2002), and B.S. in Biology from the University of Science and Technology of China (1998).
  • His research interests lie in the broad area of bioinformatics, computational systems biology, and data mining.
  • He has published more than twenty papers in top-tier journals and conferences such as Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, Genome Biology, JBC, Physical Review E, BMC Systems Biology, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and IEEE International Conference on Data Mining.
  • He serves on the editorial board of ISRN Bioinformatics, as well as the review boards of more than 15 journals and program committees of over 10 scientific conferences.
  • He received a Best Performer award in the Third Annual DREAM Reverse Engineering Challenges in 2008.
  • His research has been sponsored by NIH, NSF, and the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute.