Xin Gao

Program Chair, Computer Science
Interim Director, Computational Bioscience Research Center
Principal Investigator, Structural and Functional Bioinformatics Group
Professor, Computer Science
Dr. Xin Gao is a Professor of Computer Science, Interim Director of Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), Deputy Director of Smart Health Initiative (SHI), Lead of the Structural and Functional Bioinformatics Group at KAUST, and a core member of the AI Initiative at KAUST. Prof. Gao's group works on the intersection between computer science and biology. In the AI side, they work on developing theories and methods for deep learning, graphical models, kernel methods, matrix factorization, optimization and graph algorithms. In the application side, they collaborate closely with experimental scientists to develop novel computational methods to solve key open problems in biology and medicine. The biological problems they are working on range from analyzing biomolecular sequences to determining their 3D structures to annotating their functions and understanding and controlling their behaviors in complex biological networks. His group also works on methodology development for a wide range of medicine and healthcare problems.

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