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Mikaela Cashman C McDevitt

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Biosciences Division working in the Computational and Predictive Biology group under Dr. Dan Jacobson. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Iowa State University and my Masters in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research centers around the application of software engineering methods to the scientific domain (mainly the Biosciences). My technical areas of interest include: software testing, machine learning, systems biology, and synthetic biology. I have further interest in bioinformatics workflows and algorithms, high performance computing, and in GPU programming. My research aspirations focus on building bridges between the computational and biological sciences.

At ORNL my interests include global-scale climate clustering and analysis, GPU workflows, explainable machine learning, and integration of multi-omics data through network analysis as I collaborate with CBI, PMI, KBase, Berkeley Labs, and more.