Bingfei  Cao

Bingfei Cao

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Angle Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Learning Protein-RNA Binding Affinities




Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Areas
  • Machine Learning

Bonnie A. Berger


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!

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