Yang Shen received his B.E. in Automation from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Boston University in 2008. In 2008–2011 he had been a postdoctoral associate in the Departments of Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, he was a research assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, an academic institute of computer science.
His research interests focus on modeling, simulating, and engineering biomolecules and biomolecular systems, with the goal of probing molecular mechanisms and modulating systems behavior. Specific topics include protein docking, protein engineering, drug design, systems and synthetic biology, and bioinformatics. Central to these ends are the development and application of computational methods in molecular modeling, network simulation, optimization, machine learning, graph theory, and system and control theory.
Modeling, simulation, and engineering of biomolecules and biomolecular systems.
- Computational Molecular Biology
- Structural prediction of protein interactions
- Drug design
- Computational Systems Biology
- Systems therapeutics
- Synthetic biology
- Optimization and learning
- Systems and control
Ph.D., Systems Engineering, Boston University, 2008
B.E., Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2002
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