Dr. Cuncong Zhong is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kansas (KU). His primary research interests include bioinformatics and algorithm design.
Prior to joining KU, he received his postdoctoral training at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). At JCVI, he developed a suite of computational methods for metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analysis, and applying these approaches for better understanding of the human microbiome.
Dr. Zhong obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2013, where he developed algorithms for studies of non-coding RNA structure and genomics.
Selected Awards & Honors
Outstanding Thesis Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Central Florida, 2013
Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2012