CURRICULUM VITAE EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT 2010 – Future NIH Area Grant Application: “Spectrum-Agents: Clinical Decision Support for Autism and Related Disorders” Principal Investigators: Drs. Susan Mabry and Betty Williams. Head Bioinformatics/Genomics scientist Prediction of autism based on karyotypes. Prediction of autism based on triplet information in MIAME data sets. 07/2009 – Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science Whitworth University, Spokane, Wa. Current research: Data mining of an Ankylosing Spondylitis database. Assisting student research into Celiac Disease. Taught a course in Bioinformatics which included four student projects: o Protein extraction and filter algorithm in PERL. o Manual data mining of the Ankylosing Spondylitis database. o Comparative research into alignment algorithms. o File compression using a genomic analogy. Moderator of the bioinformatics module at the 2010 Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference. Teaching: Bioinformatics, Networks, C++, Ethics, Business Information Systems and Software Engineering Managed three student software engineering products. Key Achievements: Identified patterns of patient risk factor for Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ankylosing Spondylitis research results presented at SIRC 2010. 03/2008 – 07/2009 Associate Lecturer Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia Research: PhD (Bioinformatics) “Statistical Properties and Taxonomies of Human Untranslated Exons”. Teaching: Fundamentals of I.T., Software Engineering, Practical Software Development, I.T. Professional Practice, Database Fundamentals and Microbiology Techniques. Key Achievements: Ranked among the top 25% of lecturers. 11/2004 - 03/2009 Research Assistant Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia System architect for the PORtable device VOting system, which improves teacher- student interaction, utilizing cell phones to vote on multiple choice questions toll-free. 03/2000 - 12/2001 Documentation Engineer Intec (Formerly Digiquant), Roskilde, Denmark Engineered the Parameter Service Guide and Installation Manuals. 07/1999 - 01/2000 Software Developer Wengberg's Furniture, Glumsø, Denmark Programmed a networked database, “Joshua”, the electronic delivery scheduler. FORMAL EDUCATION 03/2005 – 03/2009 Doctor of Philosophy (Bioinformatics) Deakin University, Australia Thesis: Statistical Properties and Taxonomies of Human Untranslated Exons Key Achievements: Identified a novel correlation of information content and change in energy for human untranslated exons. Developed comprehensive taxonomies for predicted and real exons. Awarded IPR scholarship worth more than $100,000. Awarded scholarship for the 2007 Australia/New Zealand Bioinformatics Symposium 03/2004 - 11/2004 B. Computing (Cum Laude) Deakin University, Australia Thesis: Gene Expression and Computer Network Protocols: A Comparative Investigation Key Achievements: Applied networking concepts to gene expression. Awarded first class honors. 03/2001 - 11/2001 B. Computing (Info. Sys./Comp. Sci./Soft. Dev.) Deakin University, Australia Key Achievements: Managed a group of five students for their final year project. Invited to join the Golden Key Honour Society. 08/1997 - 12/1999 Datamatician (Advanced Diploma in Computer Science) Næstved Business College, Denmark Key Achievements: Developed and sold a final project to an industry partner. 01/1995 - 06/1996 A.A. and A.S. Foreign Languages North Idaho College Key Achievements: Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society KEY SKILLS Strong Teaching Abilities Taught in I.T. for 3 years at Deakin and Whitworth Universities. Led labs and demonstrations on an array of I.T. subject matter for 4.5 years. Commitment to Student Success Volunteer mentor in the Lilly vocation mentoring program at Whitworth. Consultant for multiple undergraduate student research projects. Participated in pedagogical and personal development programs. Encouraged students to join in Industry-Based Learning projects at Deakin. Dedication to Research Since August 2009, I have spearheaded a project mining patterns of information related to Ankylosing Spondylitis in conjunction with Arthritis Northwest, In conjunction with my PhD I have developed numerous datasets stored both in relational databases (MySQL) and flatfile format. I have assisted students in researching artificial protein synthesis to fight the effects of Celiac Disease. I taught an introductory course in bioinformatics and managed four student research projects. Upon acceptance of an NIH area grant, I will be coordinating a genomic data mining analysis as part of a suite of software related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am a testing partner on a software development project which attempts to correctly identify HTTP- DDoS attacks from legitimate data with a research group at Deakin University in Australia. Solid and Diverse Computer Science Knowledge Wrote numerous C++ programs for multiple different Linux-based platforms investigating bioinformatics. Installed, configured and run data mining algorithms on MS SQL Server. Engineered programs to acquire, filter, store and query genetic data in MySQL databases. Built and installed the networked database, “Joshua” using Borland Delphi to access Paradox databases. Wrote numerous PERL programs including web service clients. Developed plug-ins for web applications, e.g. Mozilla Firefox. Developed web services in C#. Engineered and implemented software testing plans with frameworks such as Nunit. Developed software using assertions for rapid error identification and resolution. Excellent Communication Skills Being bilingual (Danish & English) I precisely select wording and grammar to improve understanding. As a former radio Disc-Jockey, I understand the effects of tonal inflections upon the listener comprehension and use this knowledge to optimize communication experiences. Having comprehensive experience as a documentation engineer I use information mapping techniques to communicate both technical and non-technical concepts in journals, user manuals and online help systems. As a former technical support technician I clearly communicated technical information via telephone and email to lay-users to troubleshoot and resolve issues. REFERENCES Professor and Chair of Computer Science Yi-Ping Dr. Kent Jones “Phoebe” Chen (Assoc. Prof. Computer Science) La Trobe University Whitworth University Room BG 238 300 W. Hawthorne Victoria 3086 Spokane, Wa. 99251 Australia Tel: +61 3 9479 2598 Tel +1 509 777 4248 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Dr. Susan Mabry Dr. Josette Coldwell (Assoc. Prof. Computer Science) (Assoc. Head of School) Whitworth University Deakin University 300 W. Hawthorne Pigdons Road Spokane, Wa. 99251 Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia Tel +1 509 777 4686 Tel: +61 3 5227 1417 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com PUBLICATIONS Chonka, A., Zhou, W., Knapp, K. and Xiang, Y. Protecting Information Systems from DDoS Attack Using Multicore Methodology. IEEE 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (2008). Knapp, K. and Chen, Y-P.P., Highly Variant Energy Levels In POEM Exons Accepted Current Bioinformatics. Knapp, K. and Chen, Y-P.P. The Information Content of Exons in the Human Genome. Submitted BMC Genomics. Knapp, K., A. Rahaman, and Y-P.P. Chen, Non-Quantized Minimum Free Energy in Untranslated Region Exons. The Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Workshops: p. 32-36 (2007). Knapp, K. and Y-P.P. Chen, An evaluation of contemporary hidden Markov model genefinders with a predicted exon taxonomy. Nucl. Acids Res., 2007. 35(1): p. 317-324.