Advait Balaji

Advait Balaji

PhD student

Rice University

Advait (4th year PhD student) obtained a dual degree, B.E Computer Science and MS Biological Sciences from BITS, Pilani in India. During his undergraduate degree, he received the Khorana Scholarship (2016) from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and also a thesis fellowship (2017-18) to work at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY. At Mount Sinai, he worked on creating a Sub-cellular process-based ontology that predicts whole cell function using Natural Language Processing. His research interests are at the intersection of genomic data science and designing efficient algorithms to analyze genomic data.

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Interests
  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbial genomics and Metagenomics
Education
  • BE in Computer Science, 2018

    BITS Pilani, India

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