Suely Oliveira

Dr. Suely Oliveira Image - Professor - University of Iowa Computer Science

101H MLH
Office Hours: 
By appointment

Research Areas

Parallel Algorithms and Programming, Big Data Applications, Algorithms for Informatics and Bioinformatics, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Software, Combinatorial Scientific Computing.

I am interested in applied math problems in sciences and engineering, the development of new algorithms and software for new methods in these areas. I am also interested in biological applications. A few years ago, for example, I developed multilevel clustering algorithms for protein-protein networks, and new optimization methods for matrix based clustering. From Clustering I became interested in other Machine Learning topics such as Classification and ANN. Particularly, I am concentrating on problems with large amounts of data where new optimization algorithms or Parallel Computing is essential.

I have been teaching courses for several years in the area of Parallel Computing and Programming, Algorithms and Discrete Structures for CS students. A byproduct of my research and teaching in CS are the following books:

  • Writing Scientific Software published by Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • Building Proofs: A Practical Guide, World Scientific, Summer 2015

Currently I am working on a new book: Parallel Programming Projects.

More details about current teaching, papers, students, conferences and support can be found here.