This site is primarily a description of current projects
or projects I worked on during my tenure at
Academic Computing Services at The University of Kansas.
During much of my stay at ACS I managed a group that, for want
of a better name, I took to calling the "Distributed Computing support
group", which was
widely involved in networked computing
around campus and even globally.
During the early 90's we built a distributed hypertext system that
evolved into the text-based World-Wide Web (WWW) browser, called "Lynx",
which was one of the first 4 or 5 World Wide Web browsers ever built and is
today available on literally millions of computers worldwide.
(For a more complete history of the early devlopment of Lynx see:
My activities over the past 15 years or so are reflected in this list
of programs, talks, and web pages presented in roughly reverse chronological order:
In addition, I have recently completed the 40-hour Clinical Research
Program offered by IUPUI Continuing Education. This series of
courses introduces students to topics related to the clinical trial process.
- Construction of a Network
of Life Science Concepts based on co-occurrence frequencies of
MeSH concepts used to annotate the entire corpus of PubMed articles.
- Work with ontologies,
the Semantic Web, and Bio2RDF, the
"semantic web atlas of postgenomic knowledge"
- A tutorial:
Using XML::Twig to read XML (sent by NCBI eUtils)
- A short list of articles describing caBIG
- Results from an attempt to
correlate protein-protein interaction (PPI) node degrees with SNP counts
projects working with genomic data, Protein-Protein Interaction
networks, NCBI eUtils, GO data, database access and manipulation (MySQL, DB2,
- Posters, tutorials
and presentations on a variety of topics (most of which are not covered
in links above)
such as: using dbSNP via SQL, Jarnac,
the NCBI eUtils interface, WSRF, OGSA-DAI, etc.
- Managed, repaired, documented, and expanded the
Centralized Life Science Data service at Indiana University
- A tutorial: Using the NCBI eUtilities via CGI
- A prototype system for the simulation of cellular activity
colored by AA characteristics