Arvind Ramanathan


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One Bethel Valley Road,
MS 6085, Bldg 5700 B103
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Phone: 865-576-7266
E-mail: ramanathana AT ornl DOT gov

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I am a computer science researcher in the Computational Data Analysis Group, Computational Science and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  My research interests are broadly in the area of big data analytics in the context of molecular biophysics and public health dynamics. Prior to my joining ORNL, I obtained my Ph.D. in Computational Biology from Carnegie Mellon University. I also received my Master's degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India.

My research has dealt with the development of data-analytic tools to understand the molecular basis of life. I develop statstical inference and machine learning tools to: (1) analyze extremely large-scale data-sets from atomistic bio-molecular simulations, (2) extract multi-scale properties from these simuations and (3) elucidate the mechanistic aspects of how these multi-scale features relate to the function of bio-molecules in the context of molecular recognition, enzyme catalysis and bio-molecular folding. My research is inter-disciplinary, and uses both biophysical/biochemical experiments and bio-molecular simulations to probe mechanisms of biological function.

I am also interested in the development of data analytic tools that can automatically examine large volume text/image streams (such as Twitter) to extract information related to the spread of diseases across wide geographic areas.

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