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Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Computational Biology
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Office: 7401 Gates-Hillman Complex
Email: bchidest AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Biology Department within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Jian Ma. My research focuses on studying spatial patterns of the transcriptome and proteome using machine learning, computer vision, and signal processing. I am interested in designing novel algorithms to analyze and model variation in cell phenotypes to better understand the processes that regulate the cell and those that contribute to disease, specifically cancer. I am also generally interested in developing machine learning and computer vision techniques for various forms of microscopy imaging both for fundamental research and to study disease.

I received my Ph.D from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the advising of Prof. Minh Do. My work has been supported by various funding sources, including a graduate research fellowship from MIT Lincoln Labs and a CompGen Fellowship for computational genomics. I have had the opportunity to pursue my research at external organizations, including an internship at Microsoft Research.

Mailing Address
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA