2015 - 2016 Officers

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Shahin Mohammadi

Activity Coordinator


Computer Science


Ananth Grama

Research Description:

My research aims to develop models and methods for characterizing phenotype-specific pathways, projecting these pathways across species and tissues, and constructing accurate models at various levels of resolution to infer these context-specific, phenotype-implicated pathways.

About Me:

I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Tehran in 2004, where I first got involved in systems biology research at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics. My first project was to develop an efficient method for enumerating network motifs, which resulted in a well-cited publication and highly used software package called Kavosh. Prior to joining Purdue in 2010, I have independently worked on designing and implementing parallel algorithms, actively participated in the international Robocup competitions, and collaboratively established a private company focused on developing firmware for custom-designed embedded systems. As a graduate student at Purdue, I work under supervision of Ananth Grama and Wojciech Szpankowski, and also collaborate with Shankar Subramaniam, Mehmet Koyuturk, and Markus Lill. I received my Master's degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in Dec. 2012 and am currently a PhD candidate at Purdue. I love the challenge, as well as the excitement of doing cutting-edge research in the field of computational biology. I am still trying to figure out where I can fit the best. It might be as a future faculty member, or in an R&D lab in a pharma company. However, I know that I like to work closely and collaborate with people from different fields, including medicine, statistics, and biology.


  • Nominated for the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship by Purdue University, Nov 2012
  • 1st ranked student in Cumulative GPA among the graduates of 2007-2008, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Jun 2008
  • Active and Outstanding Youth in Tehran, National Youth Organization, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2003
  • Top-ranked student research project (IPX-based cluster computing framework for solving linear equations), 4th National Khwarizmi Youth Award, Ministry of Education, Tehran, Iran Dec 2002


  • S. Mohammadi, S. Subramaniam, and A. Grama (2013) Inferring the Effective TOR-Dependent Network: A Computational Study in Yeast. BMC Systems Biology, 7(1):84 (1 citations)
  • G. Kollias, M. Sathe, S. Mohammadi, and A. Grama (2013) A fast approach to global alignment of protein-protein interaction networks. BMC research notes, 6(1):35 (3 citations)
  • G. Kollias, S. Mohammadi, and A. Grama (2011) Network Similarity Decomposition (NSD): A Fast and Scalable Approach to Network Alignment. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 24(12):2232–2243 (9 citations)
  • S. Mohammadi, G. Kollias, and A. Grama (2012) Role of Synthetic Genetic Interactions in Understanding Functional Interactions Among Pathways. In Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) (1 citations)
  • Z. R. M. Kashani, H. Ahrabian, E. Elahi, A. Nowzari-Dalini, E. S. Ansari, S. Asadi, S. Mohammadi, F. Schreiber, and A. Masoudi-Nejad (2009) Kavosh: a new algorithm for finding network motifs. BMC bioinformatics, 10(318) (45 citations)


  • Founder and president of the Great Lakes Regional Student Group (RSG), International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Feb 2014-Present
  • Member of the Computational Science Leadership Team (CSLT), Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E), Purdue University, Feb 2014-Present.
  • Member of the Outreach and Volunteer Committee, Student Council, International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Jan 2013-Present
  • Purdue representative, Student Leadership Council (SLC), Center for Science of Information (CSoI), Nov 2011-Present

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