Paul Morris, Ph.D.

Paul Morris, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Student
Research Assistant

๐Ÿ”— Contact Information

Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Center for Future Mind
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
S.E. Wimberly Library
[email protected]

๐Ÿ”— Education

  • Ph.D., Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 2022
    • Computation in Self-Attention Networks
  • M.S., Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2016

๐Ÿ”— Research Description

I received my Bachelorโ€™s degree in Computer Science in May 2016, and have been a researcher in the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotic Lab (MPCR) since November 2015. I work with Drs. Elan Barenholtz and William Hahn using deep learning to help solve problems in computational biology.

I believe that neural-inspired machine learning techniques are increasingly capable of modeling biological interactions. My goal as a Ph.D. student is to design computer models which can both be used as predictive tools, and reverse-engineered to further our understanding of biology. With the MPCR lab, I designed and implemented a highly accurate, interpretable deep learning tool for early lung, brain, and kidney cancer detection using targeted RNA-Seq data which can be analyzed to find new biomarkers for cancer. I am currently interested in developing algorithms to understand protein folding and molecular interaction in order to assist in designer molecule creation.

๐Ÿ”— Demos