Two Best Paper Awards

Bioinformatics Solutions Inc (BSI) would like to applaud two “best paper awards” by BSI authors Ming Li and M. Ziaur Rahman, in prestigious international conferences this year (2007). “FragQA: predicting local fragment quality of a sequence-structure alignment,” by Li and his students at University of Waterloo, claim the Best Paper Award at the Genome Informatics Workshop (GIW) in Singapore. The report is expected to add an important component to RAPTOR, for predicting protein structures. GIW is the longest running international bioinformatics conference, devoted to the computational understanding of biological systems on a molecular basis. M. Ziaur Rahman and University of Waterloo SCS Professor J. Ian Munro won the “Best Paper Award” for their report “Integer Representation and Counting in the Bit Probe Model” presented at the 18th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) 2007 in Sendai, Japan. The research paper addresses the methodology of representing integers so that updates to values can be performed in a power efficient manner. ISAAC is currently hailed as the leading field of Algorithms conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Rahman has recently accepted a position at BSI as a software developer and research analyst for RAPTOR.