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Dr. Erich Baker

Dr. Erich Baker, a Professor in Bioinformatics, earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. He continued his education at Barry University, earning a M.S. in Biomedical Science in 1996. Dr. Baker completed his education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned his Ph.D. in Comparative and Experimental Medicine.

Before coming to Baylor, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Genome Annotation and System Modeling Group. In 2002, he joined the Baylor Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in Bioinformatics.

He has over 30 published journals, abstracts, and presentations. He has also developed numerous distributed bioinformatics database systems, laboratory information management systems and computational biology analysis tools. Dr. Baker continues his aims in bioinformatics research in areas of systems biology, functional genomics, and distributed analysis systems. His research has been supported by NIH, NSF, DoE and DoD grants.

Dr. Young-Rae Cho

Dr. Young-Rae Cho, an Associate Professor in Computer Science, holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from Yonsei University (1989), a B.A. in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University (2002), a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois (2003) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from SUNY Buffalo in 2009.

Dr. Cho joined the Baylor Computer Science faculty in 2009, specializing in Bioinformatics. He serves as a journal reviewer for numerous Bioinformatics journals, serves on multiple national and international conference program committees, is the workshop chairperson for BIBM 2010 and ACM-BCB 2010. Dr.Young-Rae Cho has special interests in modeling and systematic analysis of complex biological networks. He has developed a series of novel algorithms to identify functional modules in protein interaction networks and predict molecular functions from connecting patterns of the networks.