My name is Yoonsik Park. I completed my B.Sc. at the University of Toronto for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Computer Science and Immunology.
I currently live in Toronto, ON, but my hometown is Winnipeg, MB. I recently finished a computational biology research project at the Vector Institute for AI. There are two reasons why I decided to specialize in computational biology:
First, I truly enjoy solving both biological and computer science problems. I find the process of synthesizing two different mindsets to produce novel solutions extremely rewarding.
Second, I believe there will be an important industry rising from this field. The collection of huge amounts of biological data is being fueled by the low costs of nucleotide and protein sequencing. Inside all this data are mysteries waiting to be unraveled.
Predicting the Pathogenicity of Copy Number VariationsSummer 2018
Copy Number Variations
(CNVs) are large DNA duplications or deletions of 50 base-pairs or more. In this project, a few
different machine learning techniques (t-SNE, neural networks, XGBoost trees) were used to
understand how certain features of a CNV affect its ability to cause disease. The code
repository and Jupyter notebooks are on GitHub.
Particulate Matter SensorOctober 2017
Check out the air quality in my home! This graph displays the
amount of particulate matter in the air in units of µg/m³. Particulate matter consists of very
small particles suspended in the air, that are linked to premature death, heart problems, and
serious health effects. The code for the sensor software, and the interactive graphs are available.
Kindle Weather DisplayJanuary 2016
A guide on creating your very own Kindle Weather Station! This project lets you view the current weather conditions of a city directly on your Kindle's e-paper display. Weather data is scraped from Yahoo. There is a video of the build process, as well as a repository for the server-side software.
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