Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Marie Lluberes-Contreras is in her first year as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her research explores binarization algorithms for gene expression profiles and the effect that different binarizations of gene expression profiles have in the resulting Boolean representation of the gene regulatory network. She has proposed a multi-heuristic approach for gene expression binarization and is currently working on its open-source deployment. Marie is interested in the use of computing and software for social good; in particular, she is an advocate for the advancement in the development of alternative methods to the use of non-human animal models in testing.