UDC News

November 7, 2009


Computer Science Graduate Student Presented Research Paper at International Conference

Washington, DC - Mr. Rommel Anthony Benites Palomino, second-year masters' student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, presented his first publication at 11th International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (MACMESE'09), on Nov. 7th in Baltimore, MD. The research paper titled "Identifying Significant Genes with FM/CM-GA" is supervised by Prof. Lily Liang, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. And it is a collaboration with Dr. Deepak Kumar at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Also on the research team are Prof. Zhao Lu at Tuskegee University and Mr. Vinay Mandal, a professional from bioinformatics industry. Mr. Benites Palomino's presentation received positive feedback at the conference. This project is supported by USDA and UDC Agriculture Experiment Station via grant "Developing Fuzzy-set-theory-based Data Mining Methodologies for Diabetes Data Analysis". Dr. Liang and Mr. Benites Palomino would also like to acknowledge the support provided by their department, school and the Division of Student Affairs.


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