Naren Ramakrishnan

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Identifying residue coupling relationships within a protein family can provide important insights into the family's evolutionary record, and has significant applications in analyzing and optimizing sequence-structure-function relationships. We present the first algorithm to infer an undirected graphical model representing residue coupling in protein(More)
We describe the design, implementation, and evaluation of EMBERS, an automated, 24x7 continuous system for forecasting civil unrest across 10 countries of Latin America using open source indicators such as tweets, news sources, blogs, economic indicators, and other data sources. Unlike retrospective studies, EMBERS has been making forecasts into the future(More)
Characterizing information diffusion on social platforms like Twitter enables us to understand the properties of underlying media and model communication patterns. As Twitter gains in popularity, it has also become a venue to broadcast rumors and misinformation. We use epidemiological models to characterize information cascades in twitter resulting from(More)
Because the product of a single gene can influence many aspects of plant growth and development, it is necessary to understand how gene products act in concert and upon each other to effect adaptive changes to stressful conditions. We conducted experiments to improve our understanding of the responses of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) to drought stress. Water(More)
This paper contains measured data for 2.5 & 60 GHz in-building partition loss. Path loss measurements were recorded using a broadband sliding correlator channel sounder which recorded over 39,000 Power Delay Profiles (PDPs) in 22 separate locations in a modern office building. Transmitters and receivers were separated by distances ranging from 3.5 to 27.4(More)
Discovering latent connections between seemingly unconnected documents and constructing “stories” from scattered pieces of evidence are staple tasks in intelligence analysis. We have worked with government intelligence analysts to understand the strategies they use to make connections. Beyond techniques like clustering that aim to provide an initial broad(More)
R ecommender systems have become important tools in ecommerce. They combine one user’s ratings of products or services with ratings from other users to answer queries such as “Would I like X?” with predictions and suggestions. Users thus receive anonymous recommendations from people with similar tastes. While this process seems innocuous, it aggregates user(More)
Conception, design, and implementation of cDNA microarray experiments present a variety of bioinformatics challenges for biologists and computational scientists. The multiple stages of data acquisition and analysis have motivated the design of Expresso, a system for microarray experiment management. Salient aspects of Expresso include support for clone(More)
We present a novel framework for studying recommendation algorithms in terms of the 'jumps' that they make to connect people to artifacts. This approach emphasizes reachability via an algorithm within the implicit graph structure underlying a recommender dataset and allows us to consider questions relating algorithmic parameters to properties of the(More)