Indika Kahanda

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Montana State University

Office: 362 Barnard Hall
Address: 357 Barnard Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: (406) 994-4067
Email: indika.kahanda (at) montana.edu


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Natural Language Processing. I focus on the application of machine learning, data mining and natural language processing techniques to solve problems involving large-scale biological, molecular, and biomedical data. In particular, I investigate approaches to (1) develop computational methods for functional genomics and (2) develop natural language processing tools for biomedical literature. Current projects include developing an automated biocuration pipeline for mental health and developing computational methods for predicting phenotypic abonormalities for proteins.


News

12/28/17: Our paper "Extracting Co-mention Features from Biomedical Literature for Automated Protein Phenotype Prediction using PHENOstruct", has been accepted by the 2018 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB 2018).

12/28/17: Our paper "Automated Biomedical Text Classification with Research Domain Criteria", has been accepted by the 2018 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB 2018).

12/07/17: Morteza presented our posters entitled "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using Literature Features for Automated Protein Phenotype Prediction using PHENOstruct" and "Quality Assurance of Bioinformatics Software" at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference.

12/07/17: Mohammed presented our work entitled "Automated Biomedical Text Classification with Research Domain Criteria" both as an oral and poster presentation at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, Aspen, CO.

11/15/17: Congratulations to Nazmul Kazi who received a travel grant from USP to attend the 11th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies in New York next year.

11/15/17: Congratulations to Nazmul Kazi who received MSU Presidential Emerging Scholar Award.



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