Jian Ma

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Jian Ma is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a faculty in the Computational Biology Department with affiliated appointment in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor (2009-2015) and Associate Professor with tenure (2015). His research area spans computational biology, genomics, systems biology, and machine learning. His lab develops algorithms to study the structure and function of the human genome with a focus on nuclear genome organization, gene regulation, regulatory networks, and single cell biology, as well as the implications in human diseases. His group has been consistently supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He received several awards, including an NSF CAREER award, "Tomorrow’s PIs" by Genome Technology, and Center for Advanced Study Fellow. He has served on the Program Committees for RECOMB and ISMB and is the Program Committee Co-Chair for ACM BCB 2019 and RECOMB-seq 2017. He serves as an Associate Editor for PLOS Computational Biology and has been appointed as a regular member of the NIH Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section (2018-2022). He is appointed as a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM.

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