Amin Emad

Affiliation : Université McGill
Organization : Mila
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About Amin Emad

Amin Emad is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. He is also affiliated with the McGill initiative in Computational Medicine, the Quantitative Life Sciences program and Meakins-Christie Laboratories at McGill University as well as with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois (UIUC). In addition, he is an associate member of the Quebec AI Institute, Mila. Before joining McGill in 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the NIH KnowEnG Center of Excellence in Big Data Computing associated with the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Genomic Biology at UIUC. He received his PhD from UIUC in 2015, his MSc from the University of Alberta in 2009 and his BSc from Sharif University of Technology in 2007, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Emad’s research is focused on developing novel computational tools to study different biological mechanisms using machine learning and statistical methods. In particular, his research program involves studying the mechanism of drug response and identification of therapeutic targets in cancer, as well as understanding the gene regulatory mechanisms involved in this and other diseases.

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