Radu Cojocaru, Ph.D.

Radu graduated with a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Timisoara in Timisoara, Romania. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University. As a graduate student, Radu developed methods for approaching various NP problems (KSAT, Coloring) and implemented novel computational techniques - mostly geometrical algorithms, for gene clustering and pathway analysis. The title of his thesis was “Complex Network Problems in Physics, Computer Science and Biology.”

In January of 2007, Radu joined the NEI Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory. His work focuses on the development of new statistical methods for analyzing high-throughput bioinformatics data - microarray and more and more next gen sequencing data, and on developing new algorithms for pathways and network reconstruction. He is also interested in combinatorial optimization methods in statistical physics and in the promises of personalized medicine.