Northeastern University

College of Science
College of Computer and Information Science
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


12/16 “May Institute: Computation and statistics for mass spectrometry and proteomics” is now accepting applications. Register here.

12/16 Congratulations to Robert, who’s paper “A Bayesian active learning experimental design for inferring signaling networks” is accepted to RECOMB 2017!

12/16 Congratulations to Meena and Zeynep, who led the synthesis of the “ABRF Proteome Informatics Research Group (iPRG) 2015 Study: Detection of differentially abundant proteins in label-free quantitative LC-MS/MS experiments”. The manuscript is accepted to Journal of Proteome Research.

12/16 Congratulations to Robert, who successfully defended his dissertation “Bayesian causal inference of cell signal transaction”!

11/16 Eralp presents our research at VII Proteomics Workshop. The VII Proteomics Workshop will be held by the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) at the Brazilian Center.

10/16 Meena, April, Ting, Sara and Kylie are traveling to Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.

10/16 Olga and Meena are organizing a session on “Proteomics in the Era of Large Datasets” at  Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors(NERLSCD) conference.

08/16 Congratulations to Kylie, who successfully defended her dissertation “A framework for the statistical analysis of mass spectrometry imaging experiments”. Kylie is on to a Future Faculty Postdoctoral associate position at Northeastern University. Congratulations Kylie!

03/16 The special issue of Journal Proteome Research on Large-Scale Computational Mass Spectrometry and Multiomics edited by Olga is out! Take a look.

03/16 Congratulations to Ting, who was awarded the Wolfgang Goetzinger – Amgen Memorial Graduate scholar Award in Life Sciences. This Amgen-sponsored award covers travel and other research-related expenses. Congratulations Ting!

02/16 Congratulations to Robert, who’s perspective article “From correlation to causality: statistical approaches to learning regulatory relationships in large-scale biomolecular investigations” was named an ‘Editor’s choice’ manuscript by the American Chemical Society (ACS)!

01/16 Congratulations to Kyle, who’s manuscript “Probabilistic segmentation of mass spectrometry images helps select important ions and characterize confidence in the resulting segments” is accepted to Molecular and Cellular Proteomics!

01/16 Congratulations to Robert, who’s perspective article “From correlation to causality: statistical approaches to learning regulatory relationships in large-scale biomolecular investigations” is accepted to Journal of Proteome Research!

01/16 Join us at the annual conference of US HUPO, which will take place on March 13-16 in Boston. Olga is co-organizing the conference.


12/15 Congratulations to Meena, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation “Flexible and versatile framework for statistical design and analysis of quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomic experiments”. Way to go Meena!

12/15 Congratulations to Ting, who was awarded the Lucille Zanghi ’72 and Jim Dow ’72 Graduate Fellowship in Bioinformatics! The fellowship supports promising graduate students interested in bioinformatics research related to chemotherapy.

12/15 Tsung-Heng presents our work on MSstats at the International Symposium of Targeted Proteomics in Mumbai.

09/15 Olga co-edits a special issue of Journal of Proteome Research on Large-scale Computational Mass Spectrometry and Multi-omics. Submit your work to the issue by 09/14/2015.

08/15 We welcome three new group members! Tsung-Heng Tsai joins us a post-doctoral associate, Eralp Dogu joins us a post-doctoral associate with a part-time appointment, and Zeynep Filiz joins us as a visiting scientist. Welcome all! We are glad you are here.

08/15 Olga co-organizes a Dagstuhl seminar on computational mass spectrometry on 08/23/2015.

05/15 Congratulations to Kyle! His work on the mass spectrometry imaging software Cardinal was selected for the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award 2015 by the Section on Statistical Computing Statistical Graphics of the American Statistical Association.

03/15 Congratulations to Kyle! His paper “Cardinal: an R package for statistical analysis of mass spectrometry-based imaging experiments” is accepted to Bioinformatics.

03/15 Cyril Galitzine joins us as a Postdoctoral Associate from University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Welcome Cyril!

03/15 Olga is elected to the Board of Directors of US HUPO.

03/15 Many group members attend US HUPO. April is giving a talk, Robert and Mike present posters, and Meena and Olga co-instruct a short course. Olga is co-organizing the conference.

01/15 Our group participates in a series of upcoming short courses  on computational and statistical aspects of mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Northeastern University hosts one of the courses. Please join us!

01/15 Olga became a faculty fellow of the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis.

01/15 Kyle’s blog ”Field Notes from Alaska: The Native Road” was profiled by the Purdue Insights magazine.



12/14 Meena co-taught a Workshop on Targeted Proteomics, Meeting of Proteomics Society, India

10/14 Northeastern University named Olga a Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Chair

10/14 Meena and Olga co-taught EMBO Practical Course on Targeted Proteomics, Barcelona, Spain

08/14 We moved! Olga accepted a faculty position in the College of Science and the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. Our group will now span the two universities, Northeastern University and Purdue.

08/14 April was elected the director of StatCom, a service-oriented statistical consulting group run by graduate students of Purdue Statistics.

08/14 April served as a peer mentor in the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education program of Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA.

08/14 Meena and Olga co-taught 8th European Summer School in Proteomics, Brixen/Bressanone, Italy

05/14 Meena spoke at the Skyline Users Meeting co-located with ASMS, while Mike spoke at the main conference, and Kyle presented a poster.

04/14 Congratulations to Meena, who’s paper describing MSstats is accepted to Bioinformatics! A linked paper describing the external tool framework in Skyline, and using MSstats as an example, is also accepted.

04/14 Under Meena’s leadership our software MSstats reached 1,000 downloads from the Skyline website. Congratulations Meena with the milestone!

04/14 Congratulations to Danni, who was recognized with the I.W. Burr Award for academic excellence, quality of research, and excellence in teaching and consulting while a PhD student at Purdue!

03/14 Report of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Mass Spectrometry co-organized by Olga is here!

02/14 Several courses discussing the methods and the software for quantitative proteomics developed in our lab are offered at ETH Zürich, U Washington, US HUPO, in Italy, Spain and India. Please join us!

01/14 Congratulations to Veavi and Eduard who’s paper Targeted protein quantification using sparse reference labeling is published in Nature Methods! Many thanks to Meena for help with the document.