Hi, I’m Derek Jones.
I recently graduated from the University of Kentucky with an M.Sc. in Computer Science with a research focus in Machine Learning/Deep Learning and its applications to Computational Biology and Drug Discovery. I was advised by Dr. Nathan Jacobs (Computer Science) and Dr. Sally R. Ellingson (Biomedical Informatics).
Broadly, I am interested in applying ML/Deep Learning to the problem of modeling protein-drug interactions with the help of supercomputers.
Currently I am an intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working with Dr. Jonathan Allen on data driven methods to model protein-drug interactions.