Bingfei Cao

Bingfei  Cao
MIT EECS Angle Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Bonnie A. Berger
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: Machine Learning
Years: 2016-2017

Inference on Protein-RNA Binding Structure

My research project involves investigating improvements that can be made in the inference of RNA-protein binding specificities. Specifically I will be investigating how both incorporating structural data of RNA as well as adding algorithmic improvements to existing models can improve their performance. Successful past models include various k-mer models as well as neural networks and I hope to investigate various methods through which the accuracy of these models can be pushed beyond their existing limits.

Hi! I'm Tony Cao a 6-3 junior. Before MIT I did a lot of biology having made it to USA Biology Olympiad's national camp. Since college I have focused on computer science; however my superUROP project gives me an amazing opportunity to experience intersection of the two. I'm really excited to apply machine learning/inference techniques to the unique datasets of biology and hopefully produce some interesting results!