Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Dr. Bozdag’s research interests in the bioinformatics and computational biology, particularly in gene regulatory network inference and precision medicine. His group have been developing machine learning and graph representation learning methods to integrate and analyze multimodal biomedical datasets for project such as inferring cancer-related gene regulatory modules, predicting subtypes of cancer patients, and early prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2019, he received the National Institutes of Health's prestigious Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA), a 5-year single-PI research grant. Dr. Bozdag has served as a Program Committee member in several bioinformatics and machine learning conferences including ISMB, KDD, BIOKDD, BIBM, and BCB. He is an editorial board member of PLOS ONE and Cancer Informatics journals. He has been co-organizing annual International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Big Data Analytics and Integration for Multi-Omics Biomedical Data since 2020. He is a strong believer of directed student learning through research projects. He has mentored fourteen graduate and fifteen undergraduate students and two postdocs including two African American, one Hispanic, and twelve female mentees.