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) 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. He has published more than thirty papers, many of which are in top-tier journals such as Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, and Genome Biology. He serves on the editorial board of two journals, 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.



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