User Profile


Ruchira Datta
Berkeley, California
Research Interests:
ortholog identification, pathway inference, hyperdimensional network
Berkeley Phylogenomics Group
About ruchira:
Mathematician, scientist, and software engineer. Computational biologist and game theorist.
Publications in PubMed
  1. Datta RS, Meacham C, Samad B, Neyer C, Sjölander K. Berkeley PHOG: PhyloFacts orthology group prediction web server. Nucleic acids research 2009. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkp373.
Ruchira S. Datta, Christopher Meacham, Bushra Samad, Christoph Neyer, and Kimmen Sjölander, “Berkeley PHOG: PhyloFacts orthology group prediction web server”, in Nucleic Acids Research 2009, DOI 10.1093/nar/gkp373

Ruchira S. Datta, “Finding all Nash equilibria of a finite game using polynomial algebra”, invited (and refereed) contribution to Economic Theory, published online: 20 February 2009, DOI 10.1007/s00199-009-0447-z
Ruchira S. Datta, “Universality of Nash Equilibria”, in Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 28, No. 3, August 2003, pp. 424–432.
Ruchira S. Datta, “Using Computer Algebra to Compute Nash Equilibria”, in the (refereed) Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, August 2003, pp. 74–79.
Mustafa Ergen, Duke Lee, Ruchira Datta, Jeff Ko, Anuj Puri, Raja Sengupta, and Pravin Varaiya, “Comparison of Wireless Token Ring Protocol with IEEE 802.11”, in Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4.

Published Patent Applications
Inventors: Datta, Ruchira S. Simplifying query terms with transliteration, U.S. Patent Application 20070288230.
Inventors: Datta, Ruchira S. Augmenting queries with synonyms from synonyms map, U.S. Patent Application 20070288448.
Inventors: Datta, Ruchira S., and Lopiano, Fabio. Augmenting queries with synonyms selected using language statistics, U.S. Patent Application 20070288449.
Inventors: Lopiano, Fabio, and Datta, Ruchira S. Query language determination using query terms and interface language, U.S. Patent Application 20070288450.
History of Education and Employment
Recent Employment Experience
UC Berkeley: California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences; Postdoctoral Researcher; July 2007–; Postdoctoral supervisor: Kimmen Sjölander.
Developing novel computational methods in protein informatics, including protein structure prediction, orthology inference, and prediction of protein-protein interaction.
Google Inc.; Software Engineer; 2004-2006. International Search Quality: Creating and implementing novel algorithm for diacritical insensitivity and transliteration. Creating and implementing novel algorithm for stemming in several languages. Google Book Search: Measuring, modeling, and analyzing user behavior on a website with a complex user interface. Designing and implementing dimensional model and infrastructure to support these analyses. Supervising Ph.D student intern in classification/clustering project.
UC Davis: Mathematics; Lecturer; Winter 2004; Teaching calculus.

University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D., Mathematics, December 2003, "Algebraic Methods in Game Theory", Supervisor: Bernd Sturmfels.
University of California at Berkeley, M.S., Computer Science, December 2002, "Using Computer Algebra To Compute Nash Equilibria", Supervisor: Richard Fateman.
California Institute of Technology, B.S., Mathematics