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Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Chair of Academic Affairs, Director of Bioinformatics Lab

Research Areas: 
Database, Data Science and Informatics
Machine Learning

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004

Research Interests: 

Indexing, storing, retrieval, summarization, and mining of biological databases.

Current and Recent Courses: 
Fall 15CAP 5510Bioinformatics
Spring 15CIS 4930 / CIS 6Recent Advances in Bioinformatic


  • Fei Xu, Ravi Jampani, Mingxi Wu, Chris Jermaine, Tamer Kahveci, Surrogate Ranking for Very Expensive Similarity Queries International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2010.
  • Ferhat Ay, Fei Xu, Tamer Kahveci, Scalable Steady State Analysis of Boolean Biological Regulatory Networks, PLoS ONE 4(12), pages e7992, 2009.
  • Jun Liu, Nirmalya Bandyopadhyay, Sanjay Ranka, Michael Baudis, Tamer Kahveci Inferring Progression Models for CGH data Bioinformatics, 25:17, pages 2208-2215, 2009.
  • Ferhat Ay, Tamer Kahveci, Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, A Fast And Accurate Algorithm For Comparative Analysis Of Metabolic Pathways Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (JBCB), 7:3, pages 389-428, 2009.
  • Jayendra Venkateswaran, Deepak Lachwani, Tamer Kahveci, Christopher Jermaine Reference-Based Indexing for Metric Spaces with Costly Distance Measures, the VLDB Journal, 17:5, pages 1231 - 1251, 2008.
  • Xuehui Li, Tamer Kahveci and Mark Settles, A Novel Genome-Scale Repeat Finder Geared towards Transposons, Bioinformatics 24(4): 468-476, 2008.
  • Ferhat Ay, Tamer Kahveci, Valerie de Crecy-Lagard, Consistent alignment of metabolic pathways without any abstraction in modeling, International Conference on Computational Systems Biology (CSB), 2008. (Best paper)
  • Jayendra Venkateswaran, Bin Song, Tamer Kahveci, Christopher Jermaine TRIAL: A Tool for Finding Distant Structural Similarities IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE TCBB), to appear.
  • Jun Liu, Sanjay Ranka, Tamer Kahveci, Classification and Feature Selection Algorithms for Multi-class CGH data, International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), 2008.
  • Bin Song, I. Esra Buyuktahtakin, Sanjay Ranka, Tamer Kahveci, Manipulating the steady state of metabolic pathways IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE TCBB), to appear
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award 2009-2014.
  • Best Student Paper Award, ACM-BCB 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, CSB 2008.
  • ORAU Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2006.