Andrea Tangherloni | Visiting Scientist - Research Associate

Tangherloni, Andrea

Andrea received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
From 2015 to 2018, he was a Ph.D. student in Computer Science. He obtained his PhD with a thesis on "High-Performance Computing to Tackle Complex Problems in Life Sciences" at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2019.

During his Ph.D., he focused on the application of High-Performance Computing (HPC) platforms to tackle complex problems in life sciences. He also exploited Computational Intelligence (CI) meta-heuristics to deal with the intrinsic complexity of three well-known problems in life sciences, namely: the Parameter Estimation in Systems Biology, the Haplotype Assembly in Genome Analysis, and the enhancement and segmentation of bimodal Magnetic Resonance Images. He showed that CI coupled with HPC are suitable for solving these three complex problems.

Since November 2018 he is working as Research Associate in Bioinformatics at Department of Haematology of University of Cambridge, also affiliated with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Stem Cell Institute, on single-cell RNA sequencing.

Publications

  • LASSIE: simulating large-scale models of biochemical systems on GPUs.

    Tangherloni A, Nobile MS, Besozzi D, Mauri G and Cazzaniga P

    BMC bioinformatics 2017;18;1;246

  • Graphics processing units in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology.

    Nobile MS, Cazzaniga P, Tangherloni A and Besozzi D

    Briefings in bioinformatics 2017;18;5;870-885

  • USE-Net: Incorporating Squeeze-and-Excitation blocks into U-Net for prostate zonal segmentation of multi-institutional MRI datasets

    Rundo L, Han C, Nagano Y, Zhang J, Hataya R et al.

    Neurocomputing 2019;365;31-43

  • A novel framework for MR image segmentation and quantification by using MedGA.

    Rundo L, Tangherloni A, Cazzaniga P, Nobile MS, Russo G et al.

    Computer methods and programs in biomedicine 2019;176;159-172

  • Biochemical parameter estimation vs. benchmark functions: A comparative study of optimization performance and representation design

    Tangherloni A, Spolaor S, Cazzaniga P, Besozzi D, Rundo L et al.

    Applied Soft Computing 2019;81;105494

  • Graphics processing units in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology.

    Nobile MS, Cazzaniga P, Tangherloni A and Besozzi D

    Briefings in bioinformatics 2017;18;5;870-885

  • LASSIE: simulating large-scale models of biochemical systems on GPUs.

    Tangherloni A, Nobile MS, Besozzi D, Mauri G and Cazzaniga P

    BMC bioinformatics 2017;18;1;246

Tangherloni, Andrea
Andrea's Timeline
2018

Research Associate in Bioinformatics - Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Medical Research Council (MRC) Stem Cell Institute, UK

Visiting Ph.D. student (3 months) at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, awarded with the Erasmus+ traineeship Program.

2017

Visiting Ph.D. student (2 months) at the Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, awarded with the ExtraUE Exchange Program