Sajia Akhter

Sajia Akhter space

Location: GMCS 429

Phone: +1 619 594-3137


Sajia’s lab blog

I am a Ph.D. student in Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) at SDSU. I joined the lab in Fall, 2007.
Currently, I am working on identifying prophages. Based on different properties of phages, I am developing an algorithm, which can determine known and unknown prophages in a bacterial genome.
I also conduct my research on the assembly problem – especially designing efficient assembler for very short sequences (SOLiD/Solexa). In the past I worked on applying the information theory on metagenomics and microbial community. I have found that the information theory can be effectively applied on finding informative sequences.
  • PhD Student, Computational Science Research Center, SDSU, (started in Fall 07)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Summa Cum Laude, American International university-Bangladesh (AIUB), Bangladesh, 2006. I have achieved the Vice Chancellor Award for the Best Thesis in Computer Science.
  • Terry Disz, Sajia Akhter, Daniel Cuevas, Robert Olson, Ross Overbeek, Veronika Vonstein, Rick Stevens and Robert Edwards, Accessing the SEED Genome Databases via Web Services API: Tools for Programmers, Accepted in BMC Bioinformatics 2010.
  • Sajia Akhter, Ipshita Sarkar, Kazi Golam Rabbany, Nahid Akter, Shamim Akhter, Yann Chemin and Honda Kiyoshi, Adapting the LMF Temporal Splining Procedure From Serial to MPI/Linux Clusters, Journal of Computer Science 3(3): 130-133, 2007, Science Publication, New York, USA.

  • Sajia Akhter, Anca Segall, Molly Schmid, Robert Edwards, Investigating Quinolone Resistance Sequences in Environmental Samples, General meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), San Diego, CA, 2010
  • Sajia Akhter, Robert Edwards, Assembler for SoLiD data: Improving the memory management of Velvet assembler, 7th Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, Aspen, Colorado, 2009
  • Sajia Akhter, Barbara Bailey, Peter Salamon, and Robert Edwards, Shannon’s Uncertainty and Kullback-Leibler Divergence in Microbial Genome and Metagenome Sequences, Poster Session, 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB), 2009