My research group (MBG) at Fresno State focuses on applying mathematics to (mostly) biological problems.

DNA structure

Machine Learning Methods for Genomic Variant Detection

To uncover genomic variation in related individuals, I develop machine learning tools that leverage known information in the prediction of this variation.

deep learning convolution

Optimization & Deep Learning Methods for Noisy Data

In the context of low-quality images and genomic data, I create and apply deep learning frameworks to accurately classify these data.

Statistical & Predictive Modeling of Disease Severity

I also work on mathematical and statistical models for the prediction of Valley Fever (and other disease) severity using genomic and disease data.


I am currently looking for graduate (Master's) students to join the group! Desired background is in linear algebra, programming skills, and/or bioinformatics. If you are interested in joining the research team, please complete the following Google Form.


You can find my code (including tutorials) below


University of California, Merced

  • Suzanne Sindi, Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

  • Roummel Marcia, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics Ph.D. Candidate Fabian Santiago

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

  • Omar DeGuchy, Data Scientist

​University of Chicago

  • David Uminsky, Senior Research Associate, Director for Data Science, Department of Computer Science

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI)

Current Group Members

Graduate Students​

  • Oscar Castanos: M.S. in Mathematics (expected Spring 2021)

  • Victoria Morado: M.S. in Mathematics (expected Spring 2022)

Undergraduate Students

  • Manuel Chacon: Major - Mathematics, Applied Math Option

  • Alexandra Felsted: Major - Mathematics, Applied Math Option

  • Marissa Hernandez: Major - Mathematics, Applied Math Option

  • Daniel Theng: Major - Biochemistry

Past Group Members

Graduate Students

  • Erica Sawyer: Master's in Mathematics. Currently a lecturer at Fresno State.

Undergraduate Students

  • Demi Ayala: Major - Biochemistry, Minor - Mathematics. Currently pursuing a Master's in Biochemistry at Cal Poly Pomona.

  • Dozie Eloka: Major - Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics, Computer Engineering

  • Stefanie Motsenbocker: Major - Mathematics, Statistics Option

  • Gobind Puniani: Major - Mathematics, Applied Math Option, Minor: Physics. Currently pursuing a B.S in Computer Science.

  • Elizabeth Schulz: Major - Applied and Computational Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University