Dr. Andres Figueroa

Andres Figueroa Lozano

Associate Professor
Edinburg: EIEAB 3.247
956-665-8744
andres.figueroa@utrgv.edu

Faculty Website: https://faculty.utrgv.edu/andres.figueroa/ 

 

 

Bio


Dr. Andres Figueroa graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico, in 1998. He was then offered a fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of California Riverside, where he obtained his Doctorate degree in 2004 from the Computer Science Department. Dr. Figueroa is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He joined the faculty in 2004. His current research interest includes algorithms, the theory of computation, bioinformatics and computational molecular biology. More recently, his work has focused on statistical genetics, genetic epidemiologic studies, family and case-control studies using haplotype blocks, and identification of multiple genetic markers influencing heritable traits.

My research area fits in the field of bioinformatics, and my contribution ranges from practical applications to theoretical results. My work has been published in high quality refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings with the same high quality as journal publications. My early research work was focused on developing efficient algorithms for microarray data analysis, phylogenetic analysis, and clustering and classification analysis for agriculture applications. Most recently, my work has been concentrated on statistical genetics, genetic epidemiologic studies, family and case-control studies using haplotype blocks, and identification of multiple genetic markers influencing heritable traits

Education


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California Riverside, 2004
  • BS, Mathematics, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, 1998

Courses Taught


CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computer Science

CSCI 3300 Internship in Computer Science

CSCI 3336 Organization of Program Languages

CSCI 4185 Research Seminar