Julianna Eckard is undergraduate student. She focuses on implementation of machine learning tools for analyzing microbiome data.
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 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.
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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.