Cen Wan

I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Bioinformatics Group (Prof. David T. Jones' Lab), Department of Computer Science, the University College London (UCL), and jointly affiliated with the Francis Crick Institute. 

Before joining UCL, I was pursuing the Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Kent (supervised by Prof. Alex A. Freitas), where I continued my research interests on developing novel Machine Learning/Data Mining classification algorithms, for predicting genes' ageing-related functions on different model organisms. Before that, I started research on Machine Learning/Data Mining (involved in an interdisciplinary project of Machine Learning, Pharmacology and healthcare, supervised by Dr. Irina V. Biktasheva), at the University of Liverpool.

My research interests lie in Machine Learning/Data Mining, particularly in structure/hierarchy-based algorithms, e.g. hierarchy-based feature selection and hierarchical classification algorithms. I am also interested in deep learning algorithms, due to my previous research experience in artificial neural networks (e.g. MLP algorithm).

As the application of machine learning algorithms, my research interests are also deeply involved with Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, e.g. ageing-related gene function prediction, protein function prediction, and clinical data analysis.

I am now with the BBSRC flagship Strategic LoLa project - DDIP (Drosophila Developmental Interactome Project), to characterise the developmental proteome of Drosophila melanogaster.