Susanne Bornelöv "sblab"

bioinformatics, (epi)genomics, machine learning, piRNAs, codon usage

Dr Tirtharaj Dash

Tirtharaj will join us in October 2023 to develop artificial intelligence and deep learning methods for omics data. Despite the vast amounts of omics data that have been collected and made available in public databases, the underlying molecular mechanisms often remain poorly understood. Models built on vast amounts of data may generalise beyond these individual experiments, allowing us to advance our understanding of fundamental biological concepts.


Tirtharaj Dash is a Research Associate in the SBLab, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, UK. Before joining the SBLab, Tirtharaj worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Pediatrics and CSE, University of California, San Diego, for a year starting October 2022. His research areas of interest are Deep Learning, Neuro-Symbolic AI, Graph Representation Learning, Machine Learning and Computational Biology. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at BITS Pilani, India, in 2022. He has won the Institute’s Best PhD Thesis Award for the year 2022 for his thesis entitled “Inclusion of Symbolic Domain-Knowledge into Deep Neural Networks”. He holds an MTech degree in Computer Science and a BTech degree in Information Technology. He is a Silver Medalist for his academic performance during his master's and bachelor's studies. Tirtharaj has published his research findings in journals and conferences of international repute, such as Scientific Reports, PNAS, Machine Learning Journal, AAAI, WACV, ILP, etc., some of which have owned the Best Paper awards at the conferences. He is a regular reviewer for major publication venues such as various IEEE and ACM Transactions, and an academic editor of PLOS One. He regularly serves as a PC member for international conferences such as IJCAI, ECAI, AAAI, DASFAA, and IJCNN. He is a regular member of the ACM.


Research positions

Research Associate (Oct 2023 - now)
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Postdoctoral Scholar (Oct 2022 - Sep 2023)
Department of Pediatrics and CSE, University of California, San Diego, USA


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