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Irma Rebeca Andalón García

Brief Biography

Irma Rebeca Andalón received her M.S. in Information Systems from theUniversity of Guadalajara, Mexico, and her B.S. in Mathematics with a specialty in Computer Science from theUniversity of Guadalajara.

 

PhD Thesis

 
Title: "Knowledge generation and algorithm optimization for the area of Bioinformatics through the use of parallel programming techniques, pattern recognition and machine learning".

Research line:  Modeling & Simulation.

  

Abstract. The aim of this work is to contribute in the Bioinformatics field by developing optimized algorithms, with an emphasis on sequence alignment algorithms, in order to build knowledge. To achieve this goal, this research is based primarily on the study and application of parallel programming techniques through the use of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard, which is designed to exploit the existence of multiple processors in concurrent programming. In addition, evolutionary algorithms and optimization strategies will be applied in order to achieve the goal.

 
 

Research Areas

 
  • Parallel Computing, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithm Optimization Techniques.
 

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Projects

 

 

  • Development, implementation and optimization of algorithms for the area of Bioinformatics, through the use of parallel programming techniques, pattern recognition and machine learning.
 

Publications

 
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. and Meda-Campaña, M.E. (2012). A Parallel Algorithm for Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2012). Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Cambridge, U.K., March 31-April 2, 2012 Vol. 7223, pp. 264-276.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2012). Performance Comparison of Three Topologies of the Island Model of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm Implementation on a Cluster Platform. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers (CONIELECOMP 2012). IEEE, Cholula Puebla, México, February 27-29, 2012 pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-61284-1325-5.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2011). Performance Analysis of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm on a Cluster Environment. Proceedings of the 2nd International Supercomputing Conference in México (ISUM 2011). Universidad de Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, México, March 21-25, 2011 Vol. 2 pp. 141-151. ISBN 978-607-450-484-2.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2010). Parallel Programming Techniques Applied to Sequence Alignment Algorithm Optimization: An Implementation of the Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm. Proceedings of the 1st International Supercomputing Conference in México (ISUM 2010). Universidad de Guadalajara,  Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, March 2-5, 2010, Vol. 1 pp. 185-195. ISBN 978-607-450-348-7.
 

Papers

 
  • Chavoya, A.; Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Lopez-Martin, C.; Meda-Campaña, M.E. (2010). Use of Evolved Artificial Regulatory Networks to Simulate 3D Cell Differentiation. BioSystems, Elsevier. Volume102, Issue 1, pp. 41-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2010.07.011
 
 

 

Participation in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

 

 

  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. and Meda-Campaña, M.E. (2012). A Parallel Algorithm for Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment. 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2012), Cambridge, UK.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2012). A Parallel Method for Multiple Genetic Sequence Alignment in Bioinformatics. The 3rd International Supercomputing Conference in México (ISUM 2012), Guanajuato, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2012). Performance Comparison of Three Topologies of the Island Model of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm Implementation on a Cluster Platform. 22nd International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers (CONIELECOMP 2012), Cholula Puebla, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2011). Performance Analysis of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm on a Cluster Environment. 2nd International Supercomputing Conference in México (ISUM 2011), San Luis Potosí, S. L. P., México.
  • Chavoya, A.; Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Lopez-Martin, C.; Meda-Campaña, M.E. (2010). 3D Cell Pattern Generation in Artificial Development. The 4th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2010), Granada, España.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (2010). Parallel Programming Techniques Applied to Sequence Alignment Algorithm Optimization: An Implementation of the Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm. 1st International Supercomputing Conference in México (ISUM 2010), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Chavoya, A.; Andalon-Garcia, Irma R. (2009). Simulated 3D Cell Differentiation by means of an Artificial Regulatory Network. International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2009), Ascona, Switzerland.
 

DTI Workshops

 
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (December 7-8, 2011). A Parallel Algorithm for Multiple Biological Sequence Alignment. 9th Workshop in Information Technologies (WIT9), CUCEA, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (June 7-9, 2011). Performance Analysis of Parallel Genetic Algorithm Models Implementations on a Cluster Platform. 8th Workshop in Information Technologies (WIT8), CUCEA, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (December 7-8, 2010). Algorithm Design Strategies and Techniques to Improve Genetic Sequence Alignment. 7th Workshop in Information Technologies (WIT7), CUCEA, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (June 1-2 2010). Parallel Programming Techniques Applied to Sequence Alignment in Bioinformatics: An Implementation of the Needleman-Wunsch Algorithm. 6th Workshop in Information Technologies (WIT6), IBM Guadalajara Campus, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Andalon-Garcia, Irma R.; Chavoya, A. (December 7-8, 2009). Sequence Alignment in Bioinformatics: An overview. 5th Workshop in Information Technologies (WIT5), CUCEA, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
 

Lectures

 
  • Andalon Garcia, Irma R. “Generación de conocimiento y optimización de algoritmos en el área de la bioinformática a través de la aplicación de técnicas de programación paralela, reconocimiento de patrones y aprendizaje automático” (January 25-29, 2010). Maestría de Sistemas Gerenciales de la Universidad de Guayaquil. CUCEA, Universidad de Guadalajara, México.
  • Andalon Garcia, Irma R. “Generación de conocimiento y optimización de algoritmos en el área de la bioinformática a través de la aplicación de técnicas de programación paralela, reconocimiento de patrones y aprendizaje automático” (January 13-15, 2010). Semana HPC 2010 (High Performance Computing). Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, Guadalajara, México.