Current Students

Daniel Perondi

Daniel Perondi is a Postdoctoral Researcher. He is working on development of data management, analytics, and decision support systems for heterogeneous data.

Grace Vincent

Grace Vincent is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received a BS in both Mathematics and Computer Science from Fayetteville State University in 2022. Her research focuses on developing self or semi-supervised learning networks for Earth Observations of Oceanic and Agricultural from remote sensing systems.

Hangjin Liu

Hangjin Liu is a Phd student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Dr. Carons Williams.

Kirtley Amos

Kirtley amos joined the lab in September of 2022 as a postdoctoral research scholar. His interests include pursuing translational research, investigating plant microbe interactions, and building machine learning models from NGS data.
Originally from Lexington KY, he obtained his BS in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology, MS in bio systems and agricultural engineering, an a PhD in integrated plant and soil science from the University of Kentucky. He most recently was employed as a computational scientist at a start up in the area.

Max Gordon

Max Gordon is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is an NCSU/NIH Molecular Biotechnology Training Program Trainee and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. His research focuses on machine learning-based models of plant/microbiome interactions as part of the InRoot project.

Sebastiano Busato

Sebastiano Busato joined EnBiSys as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in October of 2021. His research interests include the use of data science and AI to provide quantitative insights and aid in decision-making for a variety of agricultural and biological scenarios, with a particular focus on large-scale genomic datasets such as those generated via next-generation sequencing. Currently, his work focuses on modeling uncertainty in the gap gene network of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Additionally, he provides support in other EnBiSys projects, primarily designing data management solutions.

Sebastiano, who is originally from Italy, obtained his B.S. in Agronomy from Zamorano University in Honduras, and his Ph.D. in Animal Science from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. His graduate work focused on molecular aspects of lipid nutrition in dairy cows, evaluating the transcriptomic response to dietary long chain fatty acids.

Selene Schmittling

Selene Schmittling is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. She has been funded by an Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) fellowship. Her research focuses on exploring alternative feature spaces for unsupervised learning and developing explanatory models for putative cis-element identification.

Sharva Hiremath

Sharva Hiremath is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University.

Vincent Tompkins

Vincent Tompkins is a current ECE PhD student at North Carolina State University. He received dual BSc. majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NCSU in 2013 and completed a MSc. of Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in San Juan in 2016.