Email
dkorkin@wpi.edu
Office
Fuller Labs, Room B22
Education
Postdoc Bioinformatics & Computational Biology University of California, San Francisco 2007
PhD Computer Science University of New Brunswick, Canada 2003
MS Applied Mathematics Moscow State University, Russia High Distinction 1999

My research is interdisciplinary and spans the fields of bioinformatics of complex diseases, computational genomics, systems biology, and biomedical data analytics. We bring expertise in machine learning, data mining, and massive data analytics to study molecular mechanisms underlying genetic disorders, such as cancer, diabetes, and autism, and deadly infections, such as pandemic flu. Our approaches benefit from integrating multi-omic, systems, and structural biology data. We also develop hardware-optimized algorithms to understand the evolution of animal and plant genomes on the large scale. Finally, we collaborate with experimental scientists to test biological hypotheses generated by computational predictions. Members of our lab have enjoyed working together on cutting-edge cross-disciplinary projects and participating in collaborations nationally and internationally.

Email
dkorkin@wpi.edu
Office
Fuller Labs, Room B22
Owner

Scholarly Work

The yeast protein interaction network has a capacity for self-organization
Literature Mining of Host-Pathogen Interactions: Comparing Feature-based Supervised Learning and Language-based Approaches
Fast protein binding site comparisons using visual words representation
A Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistance Gene Points to a New Mechanism of Plant Resistance to Pathogens
Mining host-pathogen interactions
Efficient SCOP fold classification and retrieval using index-based protein substructure alignments (IPSA)
National Interest (the)
Coronavirus Is Taking Down Warships Everywhere

The National Interest talked to Dmitry Korkin, associate professor of computer science, about how and why diseases, like coronavirus spread quickly on ships.