Research Works

My research method focused on gathering empirical data from a real system, analysing this data to look for useful patterns or violations of the design assumptions used by the network, exploiting these findings to improve the system, and then empirically measuring the benefit of these changes. I firmly believe that it is necessary to experiment with real methods to get useful results. Present policies are too complex to model analytically - even a small error in the model can overwhelm or distort the effect of a change to the system. So I believe in collaboration and the value of working as part of a community. I have done collaborative works with R&D organizations in Thiruvananthapuram. Many of these research projects are funded by R&D and Government organizations. Some of such projects are,

  1. Genome Designer: Language and tool for Bioinformatics(March 2010 - June 2012) with Centre for Systems & Synthetic Biology, University of Kerala and Tranvencoreanalytics, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram
  2. OligoPredict: Antisense Oligonuliotide design & prediction server - April 2010 - October 2010) with Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Kerala
  3. IntmiR: Database server for intronic microRNA deceases & pathways (April 2010 - October 2010) with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
  4. miRWorks: microRNA workbench server (March 2009 - September 2010) with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology & Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  5. SNP - miRNA target identification (March 2008 - September 2009) with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
  6. Deleterious SNP Prediction: (March 2008 - September 2008) with XzeogenicS: Life Science Education & Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  7. Se2Si, Biopad, PRImex : Bioinformatics tools (March 2007 - September 2009) with SooriyaKiran Bioinformatics, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram

Research Projects

Project Title:e-CLICKS: An identification App for Captive elephants
Collaborator:Indriyam Biologics Pvt. Ltd., SCTIMST-TIMed, Thiruvannathapuram
Funding Agency:Department of Forest, Govt. of Kerala
Period:2010-2020
Machine learning algorithms used:Convolutional Neural Networks

Project Title:HubCentre: Hubprotein prediction
Collaborator:Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Kerala
Funding Agency:Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India
Period:2009-2011
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines

Project Title:Antisense Oligonucleotide prediction
Collaborator:Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Kerala
Funding Agency:Slashhome, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram
Period:2010-2011
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks

Project Title:microRNA Prediction
Collaborator:Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
Funding Agency:Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
Period:2008-2010
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks, Hidden Markov Models

Project Title:SNP - miRNA target identification
Collaborator:Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
Funding Agency:Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
Period:2007-2008
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks

Project Title:Deleterious SNP Prediction
Collaborator:XzeogenicS: Life Science Education & Research Centre,TVM
Funding Agency:XzeogenicS
Period:2007-2008
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks

Project Title:Biolets
Collaborator:SooriyaKiran Bioinformatics, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram
Funding Agency:SooriyaKiran Bioinformatics
Period:2006-2008
Machine learning algorithms used:Artificial Neural Networks

Project Title:Linguistic Coloring
Collaborator:Department of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, University of Kerala
Funding Agency:Nil
Period:2006-2007
Machine learning algorithms used  :Hidden Markov Models