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Ghulam Murtaza

I am a fourth year Ph.D student at Brown trying to democratize the access to quality genomics research

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I am currently doing my Ph.D in Computer Science at Brown. I am interested in developing computational methods that democratizes the access to genomic research.


2019 - Current (Expected 2024) Brown University Department of Computer Science, Ph.D in Computer Science, Advisor Ritambhara Singh

2019 - 2021 Brown University Department of Computer Science, Masters in Computer Science, Thesis advisor Ritambhara Singh

2015 - 2019 Lahore University of Management Sciences Department of Computer Science, Bachelor in Computer Science


June 2022 - Present Guest Researcher - National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jan 2019 - Present Research Assistant - Brown University

Sep 2018 - July 2019 Research Assistant - LUMS

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Teaching Assistant - LUMS

Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 Bioinformatics Summer Internship - LUMS


2022 Authors: Ghulam Murtaza, Justin Wagner, Justin M. Zook, Ritambhara Singh. Title: GrapHiC: An integrative graph based approach for imputing missing Hi-C reads Currently under submission at RECOMB 2022

2022 Authors: Ghulam Murtaza, Atishay Jain, Madeline Hughes, Thulasi Varatharajan, Ritambhara Singh. Title: Investigating the performance of deep learning methods for Hi-C resolution improvement Currently under submission at PLOS Computational Biology

2021 Authors: Ghulam Murtaza, Theophilus A. Benson Title: WebOptProfiler: Providing performance clarity for Mobile Webpage Optimizations ACM HotMobile ’21, February 2021

2021 Authors: Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Theophilus A. Benson, Ehsan Latif, Abdul Manan, Ghulam Murtaza, Abrar Tariq Title: Mobile Web Browsing Under Memory Pressure ACM SIGCOMM CCR, October 2020

2020 Authors: Fahad Rafique Dogar, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Ali Raza Tariq, Ghulam Murtaza, Abeer Ahmad, Nathan Stocking Title: MissIt: Using Missed Calls for Free, Extremely Low Bit-Rate Communication in Developing Regions ACM CHI 2020, Honolulu, USA, April 2020


2016, 2017, 2018 Dean’s Honor List at LUMS, requires CGPA >= 3.6

June 2014 Top 18 in National Science Talent Contest Pakistan

2013 - 2015 Full Merit Scholarship in A Level - LGS JT

Advising Experience

Sept 2022 - Present Wangdrak Dorji - Undergraduate Student Brown University

Sept 2022 - Present Dongjun Shin - Graduate Student at Brown University

Jan 2021 - May 2022 Madeline Hughes - Research Assistant at Microsoft Research

Jan 2022 - May 2022 Qinan Yu - Undergraduate Student at Brown University

Summer 2021 Thulasi Varatharajan - Undergraduate Student at University of Pittsburgh

Sept 2018 - May 2019 Abdul Manan - Graduate Student at Brown University

Sept 2018 - May 2019 Abrar Tariq - Graduate Student at University of Illinois, Chicago