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Storey Innovation Center 2240
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina
Columiba, SC, 29208

Welcome to Machine Learning and Evolution Laboratory (MLEG) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina. Our research focuses on development of machine learning, data mining, and evolutionary algorithms for knowledge discovery and innovation in bioinformatics, material science, medical and health sciences, engineering designs, and etc. We have worked on DNA regulatory motif discovery, microarray analysis, phenotype prediction/computational disease diagnosis, and gene/protein function prediction, X-ray data based phase mapping, protein-DNA, protein-ligand binding, breast cancer diagnosis based on image processing, cell segmentation, DFT based material doping, and etc.

Currently, we are working on protein-ligand binding for drug design, X-ray highthroughtput data analysis in material informatics, breast cancer diagnosis based on histological images, deep learning and its applications in computer vision, Natural Language Processing, Audio/Sound Pattern Recognition, and fault diagnosis. We seek to develop and apply the latest artificial intelligence algorithms such as machine learning, deep learning, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, dimension reduction, non-linear mapping, sparse coding, and etc to solve challenging real-world problems.

keywords: Machine learning, Data mining, Deep learning, Bioinformatics, Material Informatics, Health Informatics;

Alireza, Jing, and Steph-Yves won BIG DATA Health Science Case Competition Award and $2000 prize. (Feb 9, 2020).

Feb 9, 2020. Christain Loftis and Shayon Ghoshroy won the University Magellan Scholarship on for materials lattice thermal conductivity modeling and nanopore amino acid sequencing studies.

September 20, 2019. Dr. Hu was awarded NSF Award on Generative Machine Learning for inverse materials design.

September 19, 2019. Dr. Hu was awarded DOE Award on Data science enabled investigation of mechanisms for multiscale ion transport.

July,1, 2008, Dr. Hu was awarded NSF Career Award for CAREER: Computational Analysis and Prediction of Genome-Wide Protein Targeting Signals and Localization.

Protein Sorting Signal Bioinformatics Server Online.