The KC Lab Members

PI: Dr. Dukka KC

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Dr. Dukka KC is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Computational Science and Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T). Born and raised in the beautiful Himalyan Country Nepal, he went to Japan for his undergraduate studies. He received his B.E. in Computer Science in 2001 from the College of Engineering at Kyoto University. He then received his M.Inf. and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Kyoto University in 2003 and 2006 respectively working under Dr. Tatsuya Akutsu. Before he finished his Ph.D., he also worked as a visiting graduate student in the lab of Dr. Sandor Vajda at Boston University. After finishing his Ph.D, he did his first postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology working under Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick . After that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-charlotte in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics working under Dr. Dennis Livesay . Subsequently, he also did another fellowship as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow at National Cancer Institute at National Institutes of Heatlh (NIH) under Dr. Byungook Lee . Prior to joining, NCA&T, he also worked as a Bioinformatics Scientist at Center for Information Technology at NIH for Dr. Peter Munson. His research interests include development of various computational approaches to various problems in bioinformatics but not limited to elucidation of protein sequence, structure, function and evolution relationship, analysis of Next-gen sequencing data. He is also actively involved in various initatives in High Peformance Computing at North Carolina A&T State University and also serves as a XSEDE Campus champion . His other areas of intersts are big data, data science and deep learning. He also serves on the editorial board of BMC Bioinformatics and also serves as reviewer for various scientific journals in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.

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Current Ph.D. Students

Elijah MacCarthy
My image Name : Elijah MacCarthy
Bachelor Degree: Mathematics And Statistics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Master Degree: MS Applied Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State University
Research Area: Primary: GPU Programming Secondary: Infection Spread Modelling
Papers Published: A Mathematical Investigation of Vaccination Strategies to Prevent a Measles Epidemic (North Carolina Journal of Mathematics And Statistics)
Eugene Uwiragiye
My image Name : Eugene Uwiragiye
Bachelor Degree: BS in Applied Mathematics Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco, 2009
Master Degree: MS in Operational Research and Stochastic Calculations, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco, 2011
Research Area: Deep Learning application to Health Informatics
Niraj Thapa
My image Name : Niraj Thapa
Bachelor Degree: BS in Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Master Degree: MS in Particle and Plasma Physics, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Research Area: Deep Learning application to Post-translational Modification Site Prediction, cross-talk prediction
Hussam AlBarakati
My image Name : Hussam AlBarakati
Bachelor Degree: BS in Computer Science, Western Illinois University, May 2010
Master Degree: MS in Computer Science, Western Illinois University, Dec 2012
Research Area: Protein functional site prediction
Jamian Smith
My image Name : Jamian Smith
Bachelor Degree: BS in Engineering Mathematics, Saint Augustine's University
Master Degree: MS in Applied Mathematics, Elizabeth City State University
Research Area: Machine Learning application to S-nitorsylation site prediction
Jessica Bennett-Broady
My image Name : Jessica Bennett-Broady
Bachelor Degree: BS in Mathematics with a minor in Multidisciplinary Studies, East Carolina University
Master Degree: MS in Mathematics with a concentration in Statisticss, East Carolina University
Thesis published: The Effect of the Mathematics of Finance on the Dynamics of a Credit Economy.
Research Area: Bioinformatics : specifically tools used for viral miRNA prediction and differential expressional analysis
Meenal Chaudhari
My image Name : Meenal Chaudhari
Bachelor Degree: BS in Electronics and Telecommunication, AKTU, India
Master Degree: MS in Information Security, Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi, India
Research Area: Post-translational modification site prediction, Machine Learning in Bioinformatics
Derrick Perry II
My image Name : Derrick Perry II
Bachelor Degree: BS in Computer Science, Winston-Salem State University, NC
Master Degree: MS in Computational Science and Engineering, NCA&TSU, NC
Research Area: Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Drug discovery, Data mining, Machine learning, Software engineering, and Information assurance

Current M.S. Students

Clinton Griffin
My image Name : Clinton Griffin
Bachelor Degree:
Research Area: Protein Functional site prediction


Clarence White
Name : Clarence White
Degree Earned: Ph.D.
Current Position: Technology Consultant, DXC Technology
Dr. Hamid Ismail
Name : Dr. Hamid Ismail
Degree Earned: Ph.D.
Current Position : Research Associate, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University
Dr. Samuel Chapman
Name : Dr. Samuel Chapman
Degree Earned: Ph.D.
Current Position: Booze Allen Hamilton
Ashwani Jha
Name : Ashwani Jha
Degree Earned : MS
Current Position: Qualcomm
Sandhya Chopade
Name : Shandya Chopade
Degree Earned : MS
Current Position: