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Professor Korkin's research is interdisciplinary and spans the fields of bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology. His expertise in machine learning, data mining and massive data analytics is used to study molecular mechanisms underlying genetic disorders, such as cancer, diabetes, and autism, and deadly infections, such as pandemics, including COVID-19. In February 2020, Korkin shared 3D models of the coronavirus with researchers worldwide.

The Enemy Made Visible

The science magazine Nautilus talked with Dmitry Korkin, Harold L. Jurist ’61 and Heather E. Jurist Dean’s Professor of computer science about his role in developing a “periodic table” of structural elements that make up the COVID-19 virus, and how it led a Scottish artist Angela Palmer to create a sculptural model of the virus first displayed at the Oxford Museum of Natural History.

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Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Suicide Risk

Health It Analytics, Spectrum News 1, Worcester Business Journal, Science Beta, and Indian Practitioner all covered the collaborative research effort between WPI and McLean Hospital that used artificial intelligence to identify key warning signs of suicide in women.

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