Amarda Shehu

Amarda Shehu, Rice CS Alumna and Associate Professor at George Mason University.

Amarda Shehu (Ph.D. ’08) is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University with affiliated appointments in the School of Systems Biology and the Department of Bioengineering. At Rice, she was an NIH fellow of the Nanobiology Training Program of the Gulf Coast Consortia.

My laboratory focuses on developing novel algorithms to bridge between computer science, engineering, and the life sciences. Our lab’s research emphasis is on problem solving, search, optimization, planning, and machine learning to simulate, analyze, and characterize complex dynamic systems operating in the presence of constraints. Our application domains are diverse, spanning from computational design, network science, bioinformatics and computational biology, civil engineering, and robotics.

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