Urminder Singh is a PhD student in the BCB graduate program at Iowa State University. He received his BSc degree in Physical Sciences from University of Delhi in 2010. He has a master’s degree in computer science (2010-2013) from South Asian University, New Delhi and a master’s degree in computational and systems biology (2013-2015) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
His research interests centre on development of novel computational methods and tools to analyze and visualize biological data. Specifically he is interested in multi-omics data analysis using machine learning and other statistical methods. He has previously worked on prediction of origin of replication sequences in whole genome sequences using information theoretic and machine learning methods. He also developed ORIS (http://ccbb.jnu.ac.in/oris/) which is a java based software to predict origin of replication sequences. He is currently working on developing a software tool for computational prediction long non-coding RNA sequences specific to plants.