Dr. Jianhua Ruan, Department of Computer Science, UTSA

Jianhua Ruan, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Office: NPB 3.202
Phone: (210) 458-6819
Fax: (210) 458-4437
E-mail: jruan 'at' cs 'dot' utsa 'dot' edu


Short bio

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 San Bernardino (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. More specifically, his current research is focused on the following three directions: (1) developing computational methods for modeling and analyzing transcriptional / post-transcriptional regulatory networks; (2) developing computational methods for analyzing complex biological networks to facilitate understanding of the relationship between the structure of biological networks and the dynamic behavior of the cell; and (3) network-based biomarker discovery and disease prediction via integrated analysis of heterogonous omics data such as gene expression, protein-protein interactions, and protein-DNA interactions. In addition, he has established extensive collaborations with many biologists at UTSA and the UT Health Science Center for a broad spectrum of bioinformatics applications involving genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and epigenomic data, resulting in high-impact publications, as well as funded research grants. 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.



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