Paul Morris

Paul Morris

Ph.D. Student
Research Assistant

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]

Education #

  • M.S., Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2016

Research Description #

I received my Bachelor’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.

Lab Websites #

Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotic Lab (MPCR)