I'm currently a staff scientist in
the Vaccine and Infectious Disease
Division at the Fred
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA,
working on computational immunology.
I was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the eScience group Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. I received my Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, from the Hebrew University, working under the supervision of Prof. Daphna Weinshall.
- Host-Pathogen Co-Evolution - Studying the co-evolution of the MHC system and the pathogens it faces using computational modeling tools.
- T-cell and B-cell immunodominance and the effects of immunological history - Developing computational and experimental approaches to understand the effects of previous exposure of pathogens on the immune response to a new pathogen or following vaccination.
- Computational immunology with specific focus on HLA binding prediction and its applications in vaccine design, HLA-viral interactions and immunodominance - Building computational models that build upon state-of-the-art prediction methods for HLA binding.
- Transfer learning - Machine learning algorithms for transferring knowledge between related tasks. (See my Ph.D thesis)
- Distance functions - Algorithms for learning distance functions and their applications. (See my Ph.D thesis)
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last modified: Oct. 4 2011