Rahul Singh, Ph.D.

Inaugural Emeriti-Faculty Fellow (2023-24)

Rahul Singh is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Iowa. He is also a professor (by affiliation) at the Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases, University of California, San Diego. His primary research interests are in using computer science (AI, Algorithms, Data Science, and Information Systems) to help solve problems in biomedicine, human health, and natural sciences. Dr. Singh holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and an MSE in Computer Science from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. He is a recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and his research has been supported by National Funding Agencies (NIH, NSF), Industry (Microsoft Research, IBM Research), and philanthropic organizations (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sandler Center/Foundation). Prior to joining academia, Dr. Singh was the principal staff scientist (Imaging) at Scimagix Inc. Earlier, he founded and headed the computational drug discovery department at Exelixis Inc. where his work had led, in part, to two marketed cancer drugs.

Research Interests

Professor Singh’s research lies at the intersection of computer science and natural sciences with an emphasis on human health and biomedicine. He is particularly interested in designing computational methods that advance our understanding of biological systems as well as our ability to purposively interact with them at molecular-, cellular-, organism-, and population-levels. Research in Professor Singh’s lab involves developing algorithms and systems for multi-scale modeling, analysis, and pattern-discovery across genomic, bio-molecular, phenomic, chemical, clinical and epidemiological data.

Research areas
  • Health- and Human-Centric Computing
Rahul Singh portrait - submitted

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