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We are a group, led by Prof. Xin Gao, in Computer Science Program and Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) in Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) that focuses on bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, and big data. 

We work on the intersection between computer science and biology. Almost all the members in the group have computer science background. In the direction of computer science, we focus on developing theories, algorithms and methods in the fields related to deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, kernel methods, matrix factorization, optimization, and graph algorithms. This is our curiosity-driven research.

In the direction of bioinformatics and digital healthcare, we are interested in building computational models, designing efficient and effective algorithms, and developing machine learning techniques to solve key open problems along the path from sequence analysis, to 3D structure determination, to function prediction, to understanding the roles biomolecules play in complex biological networks, and to biomedical and healthcare problems. This is our problem- and data-driven research.