Assefaw Gebremedhin is currently an assistant professor in the
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, where he leads the Scalable Algorithms for Data Science (SCADS)
Prior to joining WSU in Fall 2014, he was a
research assistant professor at Purdue University
Department of Computer Science.
There, he served as a founding member and a co-investigator in the Combinatorial Scientific Computing and Petascale Simulations (CSCAPES) Institute, a multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy under the SciDAC-2 program.
His current research activities and interests include: combinatorial scientific computing, network science, high-performance computing, and data mining and machine learning with a focus on applications involving (i) analysis of patterns of short-sequence repeats in DNA data and (ii) development of robust methods for integration and analysis of data collected via sensor-equipped wearable systems and mobile devices.
In 2016, Assefaw received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for work on fast and scalable combinatorial algorithms for data analytics.
Assefaw earned his PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bergen, Norway, and his BSc in
Electrical Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf, last updated February 2018)
Here are a few things I am currently working on (browse through the Research page in the menu on the left for details in each):
Here is a link to NSF's Announcement and here is a link to the project's website.
I am actively looking for motivated graduate students with strong background and interest in working in the research areas I pursue. If you would like to join my group, please send me an email containing a brief statement of interest, and CV and relevant test scores in an attachement.