Serguei A. Simonov, Ph.D., joined the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Informatics in November 2012 after conducting genome research projects at Boise (Idaho) State University and at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill USA.
The focus of his research was in the application of mathematical and computational approaches to genomics for the purpose of interpreting existing data for new gene models with a human health focus. It utilized different techniques including Discrete Fourier Transformation, Formal Grammar, Diophantine Equation Solving and Linear Integer Optimization in application to RNA/DNA and proteomic sequences in a multidisciplinary research approach to bio-informatics. Prior genetics research included working with genomics in development of new techniques for discovering knowledge about RNA/DNA sequence analysis, correlation of RNA/DNA sequences with proteomic data, and solving problems in genetics and related applications.
Dr. Simonov’s scientific interests are in computer science, mathematics and high-performance computing, specifically, theoretical and practical applications of computation, advanced computing, mathematics and applied algorithms in scientific environments, developing new algorithms and it’s computational complexity. He previously held senior research positions at the Russian Academy of Sciences – Siberian Division and the Institute of Computing Mathematics.
Dr. Simonov’s academic background includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at universities in Russia (Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk State Technical University and Novosibirsk Polytechnic College) and as a visiting professor in Latvia (University of Latvia and Riga Technical University), in addition to supervising students for completion of qualifying scientific work and theses.
Computer science and mathematics are his areas of academic specialty and those in which he holds advanced degrees from the Russian Academy of Science Computing Center and Novosibirsk State University. Dr. Simonov has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications, papers and research and articles in scientific and technical journals, in Russia and internationally, including popular publications, such as PC Week. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society.
Dr. Simonov enjoys all types of outdoor adventure and activities, and is intrigued by new and innovative technologies.