Sorin Draghici

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Sorin Drăghici
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Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of St Andrews, UK
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Machine learning, Neural networks, and Biomedical Informatics
Institutions Wayne State University
Doctoral advisor Michael W. Weir

Sorin Drăghici is a Romanian-American computer scientist, the Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Wayne State University's College of Engineering, and the Director of the James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute.[1][2]


Draghici was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. He studied computer engineering at the Politehnica University of Bucharest from where he obtained an M.Sc. He completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, UK in the area of deep learning/neural networks. He joined the Computer Science Department at Wayne State University in 1996.[citation needed]

Current position[edit]

Draghici is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science College of Engineering and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. He is also the current holder of the Robert J. Sokol Endowed Chair in Systems Biology in Reproduction and a member of the Board of Directors for TechTown, Wayne State University's research park and business incubator.[3]


His research area is computational biology and bioinformatics. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation,[4] National Health Institutes [5][6][7][8][9][10] and others. He has published over 190 scholarly papers [11][12] and two technical books: Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor and Data Analysis Tools for DNA Microarrays.

He is an editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,[13] Current Protocols in Bioinformatics,[14] Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology,[15] and a senior editor of the Discoveries Journal.[16]


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