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Joana Gonçalves

Computer scientist. Interests: algorithms, data mining, machine learning, computational biology.


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About me

I do research in algorithms, applied machine learning and data mining. I contribute new methodology for answering relevant questions in diverse domains, currently focusing in the molecular biology of cancer. I specialise in combinatorial pattern mining for n-way clustering of multidimensional time series data. To know more about current projects, see Publications (ongoing work). I've been a postdoc with Lodewyk Wessels since October 2014. I am affiliated with the Delft University of Technology (PRB / TUDelft) in Delft, and a guest at The Netherlands Cancer Institute (CCB / NKI) in Amsterdam. In 2013-2014 I was as a(n) ERCIM / Marie Curie postdoc fellow in the Algorithmic Computational Biology group led by Gunnar Klau at the Netherlands Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). In 2013 I obtained a PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Lisbon. I did my research with Sara Madeira at INESC-ID, and spent one year in 2009/2010 as a visiting scholar supervised by Yves Moreau at the University of Leuven. In 2012 I was also a research assistant at Imperial College London.

News and Events

LateBiclustering at BBC 2015

Presenting LateBiclustering at the Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2015 in Antwerp.

Reviewer for RECOMB 2016

Reviewing for RECOMB 2016.

BioKDD 2015 Program Committee

In the Program Committee of BioKDD 2015, Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics, co-located with KDD.

Invited lecture at the VU

Giving an invited lecture on 'Suffix Trees and Applications' at the Vrij Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.

Joined TUDelft and NKI (from 1 October 2014)

On 1 October 2014, I joined the Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics group at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and the Computational Cancer Biology group at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI).

Attending KDD 2014

Attending KDD 2014 in New York City between 24 and 27 August.

Visiting the Swedish Institute for Computer Science (SICS)

Visiting the Swedish Institute for Computer Science (SICS) in Stockholm between 18 and 22 August.

Visiting the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Visiting the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva between 7 and 11 July.

New personal website www.joanagoncalves.org

My new website is online. I'll be gradually adjusting and adding content to it.

LateBiclustering paper at IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform

LateBiclustering is an efficient algorithm for time-lagged bicluster identification. Joint work with Sara Madeira.

Yeastract database update paper is online at Nucleic Acids Research

New in update: integration of TFRank for ranking of key transcription factors targeting a set of genes of interest.