Office: Room 600.17, Gables One Tower
Dr. Qiong Cheng joined the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science in February 2014. Dr. Cheng graduated from Georgia State University in December 2009 with a PhD in Computer Science. Upon graduating, She spent a little over a year training in CCS and then began work as a researcher with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Cheng’s research papers cover diverse fields such as modeling and simulation, parallel and distributed computing, and bioinformatics. Her interdisciplinary projects were published in PLOS Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Genome Research with a broad range of topics such as modeling and analysis of gene regulatory mechanisms, metabolic network analysis and comparison, conflict-sensitive dynamics prediction of phospherylation networks and protein-protein interaction networks. One of her first-author papers has been voted in “top 10 papers in regulatory genomics for 2012-13”. She was also awarded the GSU Molecular Basis of Disease Fellowship in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Her primary research interest lie in the application of machine learning, data mining, graph algorithms, and parallel and distributed computing in designing and analysis of algorithms for solving the problems in molecular biology and disease studies.