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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.
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

03/2004 - 11/2004   B. Computing (Cum Laude)
                    Deakin University, Australia
                    Thesis: Gene Expression and Computer Network Protocols: A Comparative
                    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
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
 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
 As a former technical support technician I clearly communicated technical information via telephone
  and email to lay-users to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
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

Tel: +61 3 9479 2598                                Tel +1 509 777 4248
Email:                   Email:

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

Tel +1 509 777 4686                                 Tel: +61 3 5227 1417
Email:                         Email:

      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

      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.

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