Carolina Ruiz's research interests are in data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Together with her graduate and undergraduate students, colleagues in computer science and biology, and medical doctors, Ruiz investigates and develops data mining algorithms for genomics and for clinical medicine. In addition to being a faculty member in computer science, she is a founder and active member of the bioinformatics and computational biology program at WPI.
Our PhD students are immersed in ground-breaking research aimed at developing and utilizing quantitative techniques to tackle important biological problems, from understanding the causes of complex diseases to modeling pollinator-plant relationships in ecosystems.
You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in such cutting-edge research in collaboration with faculty and students from departments across campus. In the first year of your program, you will complete at least two research rotations before choosing a research advisor.