Mingon KANG, Ph.D

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- Research Topics

  • Bioinformatics

    • Deep Learning Approaches in Bioinformatics
    • Computational approaches for Next Generation Sequencing: RNA-seq, Chip-seq, and Gro-seq for enhancer identification
    • Genome-Wide Association study: Sparse learning, Multitasking learning, Multivariate methods
    • Integrative methods dealing with the heterogeneous biological data (DNA sequence, copy number variations, DNA methylation, gene expression)
    • Computational modeling of eQTL epistasis
  • Big Data, Machine Learning, and Data Mining

    • Cross-Language Text Classification problems
    • Ontology and Text Categorization
    • Data Science in Security and Networks
  • Computer Vision

    • Gender/Age Classification from Facial Images and Implementation in Android
    • Image Pattern Recognition
    • Biometrics


- Research Collaborators

  • Biology

    • Dr. Taekyung Kim, Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Dr. Chunyu Liu, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Dr. Jae-Yeol Joo, Korea Brain Research Institute
  • Bioinformatics

    • Dr. Jung Hun Oh, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Dr. Dongchul Kim, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
    • Dr. Young-Rae Cho, Department of Computer Science, Baylor University
  • Big Data Analytics


- Research Grants

  • Subaward ($11,144.13 out of $45,000), "Exploring novel methods to develop ontologies and natural language processing capabilities", General Electric Power, Jun, 2017 – Jun, 2018 - [Active]
  • PI, Internal Grant for three GRAs ($5,500 stipend + full tuition $3,480 for in-state/$12,540 for out-of-state each), Graduate College, Kennesaw State University, Aug 2017 - Aug 2018 - [Active]
  • PI, Internal Grant for a GRA ($12,000 stipend & 12 credit tuition waiver), Office of the Vice President for Research, Kennesaw State University, Aug 2017 - Aug 2018 - [Active]
  • PI, Internal Grant for Summer GRA ($4,500 stipend & 9 credit tuition waiver), Graduate College, Kennesaw State University, June 2017 - August 2017 - [Closed]
  • PI, Internal Grant for GRA ($12,000 stipend & 12 credit tuition waiver), Office of the Vice President for Research, Kennesaw State University, Jan-Aug 2017 - [Closed]
  • PI, Internal Grant for two GRAs ($17,000 stipend & 12 credit tuition waivers), Graduate College, Kennesaw State University, July 2016 - May 2017 - [Closed]
  • PI ($5,000), Deep Learning on Intelligent Systems for Digital Signage, KNOWCK Co., Ltd, Jan-May 2016 - [Closed]


- Software Download

  • eQTL epistasis: detecting epistatic effects and inferring hierarchical relationships of genes in biological pathways
    Go to the project page
  • MaxLap: protein quantification strategy in label-free proteomics data based on spectral counting
    Download Supplementary document
  • Computational modeling of phagocyte transmigration for foreign body responses to subcutaneous biomaterial implants in mice
    Go to the project page