Aziz Khan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
NCMM, University of Oslo, Norway
Currently, I'm a Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Nordic EMBL Partnership Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. I've done my PhD from Tsinghua University, China. I've MS in computer science from NUCES-FAST, Pakistan.
  • Email:aziz.khan[at]ncmm.uio.no
  • Phone: +47
  • Address: Oslo Science Park, University of Oslo, 0349 Oslo, Norway

Research Interests

Bioinformatics

Excellent

Machine Learning

Excellent

Genomics

Good

Epigenomics

Good

Publications

  • Aziz Khan and Xuegong Zhang. Analysis and prediction of super-enhancers using sequence and chromatin signatures, bioRxiv 105262; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/105262.
  • Aziz Khan and Xuegong Zhang. dbSUPER: a database of super-enhancers in mouse and human genome, Nucleic Acids Res., 44, Database issue, D164–D171, 2016
  • Aziz Khan and Xuegong Zhang. Comparative analysis of super and stretch enhancers by integrating epigenomic and transcriptomic data in ten human cell-types. Epigenetics & Chromatin, In submission.
  • Muhammad Ishtiaq, Bushra Sikandar, M. Arfan Jaffar and Aziz Khan. Adaptive Watermark Strength Selection using Particle Swarm Optimization, ICIC Express Letters,Vol. 4, No. 5, October 2010.
  • Aziz Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar. A Hybrid Feature Selection Approach by Combining miD and miQ”, ITEF Summer Conference, August 25-27, 2011
  • Asma Kausar, Aziz Khan, Zulfiqar Ali, Mudasar Farooq. Unified- A Sharp Turn in Graphic Processor, 3rd NUFAST Multi Topic Workshop, 6 April 2009.
PhD Dissertation
  • Prediction, analysis and annotation of super-enhancers in the human and mouse genomes, supervised by Prof. Xuegong Zhang
MS Thesis
  • Feature Selection and Optimization using Machine Learning, supervised by Dr. Arfan Jaffar

Education

Tsinghua University, China

PhD in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning

9.2012 - 6.2016 : Supervisor: Prof. Xuegong Zhang

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

MS in Computer Science

2008 - 2010 - Thesis on "Feature Selection & Optimization using Machine Learning" under supervision of Dr. Arfan Jaffar

Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan

MSc in Information Technology

2006 - 2008

Forman Christian College Lahore, Pakistan

BSc in Mathematics and Physics

2003 - 2006

Work Experience

Consultant

Microfinance Opportunities

  • October 2010 - June 2012

  • Designed and developed a secure and user-friendly web-based platform for “Financial Capability Toolkit”.
  • Developed Financial Education Library survey portal.

Web Developer

Pearl Communication (Pvt) Ltd

  • March 2011– January 2012
  • Developed News Portal in English and Urdu language.
  • Implemented HRMS using SugarHRM.

Software Engineer

Value Technologies

  • January 2010 – September 2010
  • Involved in all aspects of the software lifecycle from analysis, design, develop, debug, deploy and document.
  • Project Management and direct interaction with clients.

Intern SPiSys

FMFB, AKDN

  • June 2009 – December 2009
  • SPiSys was a joint research project between FMFB and Harvard University. The purpose of this research was to develop a set of standard, verifiable social indicators both to segment poverty and monitor the impact of FMFB's services on the lives of the poor clients.
  • I was responsible to automate the the field based PWR research into a browser based application.
  • Direct interaction with the Harvard University consultant Guy Stuart regarding the requirements and progress.

Skills & Knowledge

Coding Skills

C/C++

Excellent

Matlab/Octave

Good

PHP and MySQL

Good

WordPress/Joomla

Excellent
Language Skills

English

Good

Urdu

Excellent

German [basic]

Basic

Shina

Excellent
Co-curricular Activities

Football

Excellent

Swimming

Good

Photography

Basic

Social Work

Excellent