Sivasharmini Ganeshamoorthy
20232023

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Research Interests

Computational Biology

  • Inferring Gene Regulatory Network through machine learning approaches.

PhD Project

Research Project: Computational Biology and Gene Network Inference: Study that effects of diurnal asymmetric warming on plant defense and growth”

To sustain and improve plant productivity in this biotic and abiotic situation, it is essential to produce stress-resistance crops. The aim of this project is to use mathematical and computational models to develop a gene regulatory network to identify which genes or transcripts have significant expression variation across different experimental conditions of interest.

Master's Project

Research Project: Detecting Alzheimer's disease through EEG Signals using non-linear feature extraction”

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) which is a common type of Dementia is one of the neurodegenerative disorders which is currently a life-threatening disease among elderly people.Electroencephalography (EEG) is an economical and non-invasive neuro imaging tool that includes special characteristics such as non-linear, non-stationery and complex to diagnose AD. The main aim of this research is to extract information from EEG using Information theoretical techniques to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Among number of feature extraction methods in EEG, information length which is a novel approach for neuroscience has been adopted for this study. Information length is considered to be an effective method to capture the spatial and temporal dynamics in the dataset. The extracted features are used to classify AD through Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

Data science and Computational Intelligence, MSc, Coventry University

16 Sep 201920 Aug 2020

Award Date: 2 Oct 2020

Information Technology, Degree, University of Moratuwa

20 May 20131 Jul 2017

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Computational Biology
  • Gene Regulatory Network Inference
  • Graph Neural Network
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning

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