Huangqingbo (Paul) Sun, a member of the first graduating class of our M.S. in Automated Science program, has published his first journal paper in the leading computational biology journal, Bioinformatics. His work with Dr. Murphy developed a new method for matrix completion, an important technique often using in the active learning methods that drive automated science applications. It deals with a specific type of matrix completion in which the results of experiments are phenotypes (or categorical variables). Paul demonstrated that the new method significantly outperforms previously described methods.
Paul is remaining at Carnegie Mellon as a Ph.D. student in the Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology.