Hi there, I'm Amir Alavi!

I am currently Ph.D. student in Computational Biology at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

My advisor is Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph, and my research areas span machine learning and genomics. In particular, I work on dimensionality reduction techniques (such as neural network embeddings) for single-cell RNA-sequencing data.

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