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Kasra Manavi

PhD Candidate

Tapia Lab - Department of Computer Science

Mailing address:

Mail stop: MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA

Contact:

E-Mail:
Office: 3400A Farris
Phone: 505.277.8912
Fax: 505.277.6927

Kasra Manavi was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico for his undergraduate studies, double majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He attended Texas A&M University and received an M.S. in Computer Science. His research interests included robotic motion planning, parallel computing, and modeling biological systems. He is now attending the University of New Mexico working on his Ph.D. in Computer Science. His primary research focus is on applying motion planning and applied math principles to large scale molecular interactions. In his free time he works for Navajo Language Renaissance, a non-profit organization working in conjunction with Rosetta Stone on the revitalization the Navajo language.

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Publications

  • Kasra Manavi, Sahba Tashakkori and Lydia Tapia, "Gaussian Mixture Models with Constrained Flexibility for Fitting Tomographic Tilt Series", In Proc. of the Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW), ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB), pp. 710-715, Boston, Aug. 2017.(pdf, Biblex)

  • Bruna Jacobson, Jon Christian L. David, Mitchell C. Malone, Kasra Manavi, Susan R. Atlas and Lydia Tapia, "Geometric Sampling Framework for Exploring Molecular Walker Energetics and Dynamics", In Proc. of the 8th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, pp.704-709, Boston, USA, Aug. 2017. (pdf)

  • Kasra Manavi, Bruna Jacobson, Brittany Hoard, Lydia Tapia, "Influence of model resolution on geometric simulations of antibody aggregation," Robotica, 34(8), pp. 1754-1776, May 2016. (link, pdf, Bibtex)

  • Bruna D. Jacobson, Kasra Manavi, Susan R. Atlas, Lydia Tapia, "Impact of Structural and Dynamical Complexity on Kinesin Kinetics", Poster at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting (BPS), Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 2015. Also, Biophysical Journal, 108(2), pp. 138a-139a, Jan. 2015. (pdf, Bibtex)

  • Brittany Hoard, Bruna Jacobson, Kasra Manavi, Lydia Tapia, "Extending Rule-Based Methods to Model Molecular Geometry," BMC Systems Biology: Selected articles from the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 2015: Systems Biology, 10(Suppl 2)(48), Aug. 2016. (link, Bibtex)

  • Brittany Hoard, Bruna Jacobson, Kasra Manavi, Lydia Tapia, "Extending Rule-Based Methods to Model Molecular Geometry", In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2015), Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Nov. 2015. (pdf, Bibtex)

  • Kasra Manavi and Lydia Tapia, "Influence of Model Resolution on Antibody Aggregation Simulations", In Proc. RSS Workshop on Robotics Methods for Structural and Dynamic Modeling of Molecular Systems (RMMS), pp. 1754-1776, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., July 2014.
    (pdf, BibTex, abstract)

  • Nick Malone, Kasra Manavi, John Wood, Lydia Tapia, "Construction and Use of Roadmaps that Incorporate Workspace Modeling Errors," In Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1264-1271, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2013.
    (pdf, BibTex, abstract)

  • Kasra Manavi, Alan Kuntz, Lydia Tapia, "Geometrical Insights into the Process of Antibody Aggregation," In Proc. the AAAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Methods in Computational Biology (AIRMCB), Bellevue, WA, U.S.A., July 2013.
    (pdf, BibTex, abstract)

  • Kasra Manavi, Bridget Wilson, Lydia Tapia, "Simulation and Analysis of Antibody Aggregation on Cell Surfaces Using Motion Planning and Graph Analysis," In Proc. the ACM Conf. on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (ACM-BCB), pp. 458-465, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., Oct. 2012.
    (pdf, BibTex, abstract)