Kuan-Hao Chao


Computer Science PhD Candidate in Computational Biology Group
@ Johns Hopkins University

Advisor: Steven Salzberg & Mihaela Pertea

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🧑🏻‍💻   About me

I am a third-year computer science Ph.D. candidate at Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins University. My advisors are Dr. Steven Salzberg and Dr. Mihaela Pertea. I received my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU). In my senior year of college, I went on exchange to study at the College of Engineering & Computer Science, Australian National University (ANU).

My primary research interest is designing ultra-fast algorithms for computational genomics, specifically targeting transcriptome (RNA sequencing), gene annotation and genome assembly. I am also a big fan of open source software. Check out my NEWS and GitHub page.

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  Selected Presentation

  • RECOMB-seq Proceeding Talk, Research in Computational Molecular Biology on Biological Sequence Analysis, Istanbul, Türkiye, 2023, Link
  • ISMB/ECCB Poster, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology / European Conference on Computational Biology 2023, Lyon, France, 2023, Link
  • BDS Poster, Biological Data Science, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 2022, Link

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  • Johns Hopkins University
    • EN.580.458 / 658 Computing the Transcriptome, Teaching assistant, Spring 2023
  • National Taiwan University
    • CSX 4001 Data Science Programming, Teaching assistant, Spring 2019
    • EE 1006 Cornerstone EECS Design and Implementation, Teaching assistant, Fall 2018

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  • Reviewer
    • Chromatographia: 2023
  • Sub-reviewer
    • Nature Machine Intelligence: 2023
    • G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics: 2022