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About Dr. Sumeet Dua

Dr. Dua’s research specialization is Data Mining, Computational Decision Support, Structural Bioinformatics Biological System Modeling, Multi-modality Fusion, and Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Dua’s laboratory designs and implements high-performance algorithms and software “Cybertools” for data mining and computerized learning. These algorithmic tools discover, classify, and exploit trends, patterns, and anomalies in large volumes of data. The laboratory also develops unsupervised and supervised algorithmic routines for sequential, temporal, and associative pattern discovery in spatiotemporal spaces. These algorithmic routines have applications in gene expression and protein sequence/structure datasets based analytics (supported by NIH). Recent efforts have focused on extracting and isolating protein structural features that sustain invariance in evolutionary-related proteins through the integrated and localized analysis of hydrophobicity and other physicochemical properties. Dr. Dua’s team is currently investigating such methods to computationally characterize biological resistance to freezing, desiccation, and radiation, to improve technologies for the detection and sampling of microorganisms under conditions similar to those found on the surface of Mars. Other applications of such data-mining methods include automated detection, identification, and tracking of patterns of (hostile) “targets” using multi-sensor satellite imagery and network data (for the U.S. Air Force). More details on Dr. Dua's research are available at: http://www2.latech.edu/~sdua

Positions

Present Faculty Member, Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
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Present Associate Vice President, Louisiana Tech University Research and Partnerships
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Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Computer Science
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Present Professor, Louisiana Tech University Cyber Engineering
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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated to and received an invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force for National Security Forum, Air War College, Air War University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL.
  • Max P. & Robert L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair, Louisiana Tech University
  • Louisiana Tech University Foundation Professorship Award for Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service (May 2016)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Louisiana Tech COES (September 2012)
  • Distinguished Researcher (2004-2010), Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (NIH-sponsored) (January 2010)
  • Outstanding Poster Award (2009), NIH/NCI caBIG - NCRI Informatics Joint Conference
  • Biomedical Informatics without Borders: From Collaboration to Implementation
  • Inventor Recognition Award, Louisiana Tech University (November 2009)
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (July 2008)
  • Senior Member, IEEE (May 2008)
  • Best Research Poster Award, 12th Annual Conference for Research in Computational Biology (RECOMB-08)
  • Research Recognition Award, Louisiana Tech COES (September 2007)
  • Early Promotion and Tenure, Louisiana Tech University (August 2007)
  • Foundation Award for Dedication and Service, Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (October 2006)
  • Upchurch Endowed Professorship in College of Engineering and Science (first in Computer Science), Louisiana Tech University (March 2005)
  • Awarded Sigma Xi’s Grant-in-Aid Research Grant at the national level to support my research as a student
  • Nominated and Awarded Full Membership of Sigma Xi, International Honor society for scientific research for “showing noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure and applied science” (while a student)
  • Awarded Delhi Municipal Corporation (India) Merit Scholarship throughout school and college


Contact Information

Phone: 318.257.2871
Email: sdua@latech.edu
Office: Wyly Tower 1642


Books (10)

Research Works (50)