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I studied pure mathematics and computer science and did my PhD in computational systems biology. I apply my computational knowledge in biomedical research to discover biomarkers and novel treatments. I published 24 articles in peer reviewed international journals. Keywords: Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Machine learning, Data analysis, Modeling and Simulation, Biomarkers, Personalized Medicine, Programming, Databases, and Linux


Current Experience

  • Senior Researcher
    Since February 2016
    My main responsibilities include (1) performing research in drug-target interaction networks and prediction of drug responses by utilizing machine learning and synthetic biology techniques and leading the technical development of the “Drug target commons” platform, (2) collaborating with external partners, and (3) co-supervising PhD students.

Past Experience

  • Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher
    January 2014 --- January 2016
    During this period I participated in three successful DREAM challenge teams, established two external collaborations independently and co-supervised PhD students.

  • Visiting Researcher
    August 2015 --- December 2015
    Initiated a new collaboration to learn metabolic modeling and apply it in cancer research.

  • R&D Scientist
    December 2008 --- December 2013
    * Data analysis * Methods for variable selection in classification and regression * Prediction of type 1 diabetes using biological data * Prediction of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using biological data * Prediction of Alzheimer's disease using biological data * Project manager for VTT team to the EU FP7 project, MITIN ( from Jan-2010 to Dec-2011

  • Bioinformatics scientist
    December 2005 --- November 2008
    * Heterogeneous biological data integration and data mining * Biological interaction networks and their properties * Pathway analysis of gene expression data * Metabolomics data analysis

  • Bioinformatics scientist
    February 2003 --- November 2005
    * Database development and management * Heterogeneous biological data integration and data mining


LinkedIn Assessment :
BioinformaticsComputational BiologySystems BiologyData MiningMachine LearningRAlgorithmsStatisticsLaTeXData AnalysisPerlMetabolomicsMicroarray AnalysisTranscriptomicsmolecular biologyProteomicsBiochemistryJavaSequence AnalysisDNAXMLLinuxProgrammingGenomicssciencePublicationsPredictive ModelingLinear RegressionMatlabImage ProcessingLifesciencesGeneticsDrug DiscoveryMathematical ModelingPattern RecognitionBiomarker DiscoveryScientific ComputingLogistic RegressionHypothesis TestingBiomarkersGene ExpressionLife SciencesFunctional GenomicsBiotechnologyR&DResearchDatabases


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology from Teknillinen korkeakoulu-Tekniska högskolan in 2010
  • M.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2003
  • M. Sc in Mathematics from University of Hyderabad in 2001

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