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Jijun Tang

Jijun Tang







Jijun Tang received the PhD degree from the University of New Mexico in 2004. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina. He is also a professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China.


PhD (Computer Science), University of New Mexico, 2004

MS (Computer Science), University of New Mexico, 2002

MS (Offshore Engineering), Tianjin University, 1996

BS (Naval Architecture), Tianjin University, 1994

Research Interests

His main research interests include computational biology, with a focus on algorithm development in phylogenetic reconstruction from genome rearrangement data. Algorithm development and high performance computing, with emphasis on phylogenetic analysis from genome rearrangement and sequence data. His other research interests are high-performance computing and engineering simulation.

Selected Publications (2011-2013)

(1) Yang, N., Hu, F., Zhou, L. and Tang, J., "Reconstruction of Ancestral Gene Orders Using Probabilistic and Gene Encoding Approaches," PLOS ONE 9 (10), e108796

(2) Qin, T., Matmati, N., Tsoi, L., Mohanty, B., Gao, N., Tang, J., Lawson, A., Hannun, Y. and Zheng, W., "Finding pathway-modulating genes from a novel Ontology Fingerprint-derived gene network," Nucl. Acids Res. (2014)

(3) Hu, F., Zhou, J., Zhou, L. and Tang, J., Probabilistic Reconstruction of Ancestral Gene Orders with Insertions and Deletions. IEEE/ACM Trans. Comput. Biology Bioinform. 11(4): 667-672 (2014)

(4) Shepherd, J., Zhou, L., Zhang, Y., Zheng, W. and Tang, J., "Exploring genomes with a game engine," BIBM 2013: 26-30

(5) Du, F., Xu, F., Qu, H., Feng, S., Tang, J. and Wu, R., "Exploiting the Transcriptome of Euphrates Poplar, Populus euphratica (Salicaceae) to Develop and Characterize New EST-SSR Markers and Construct an EST-SSR Database," PLoS ONE 8(4):e61337

(6) Gao, N., Yang, N. and Tang, J., "Ancestral Genome Inference using a Genetic Algorithm Approach," PLoS One, 8(5) e62156, 2013