Research Interests

​My area of research is broadly in computational systems and synthetic biology.  My main research focus is on theoretical understanding of how various uncertainties contribute to the relation between genotypes and phenotypes through the development and the use of quantitative modeling and analysis methods. In particular, I am interested in gaining quantitative insights into how biological functions are emerged from stochastic interactions of molecules, how they might have evolved, and how they can be modified for specific objectives.

Selected Publications

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Utah, Utah, U.S.A., 2008
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Utah, Utah, U.S.A., 2001

Professional Profile

  • 2012-current: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2012: Ray and Stephanie Lane Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2008-2009: Junior Researcher, Microsoft Research - University of Trento CoSBi, Trento, Italy


Ray and Stephanie Lane Fellowship, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009-2012