Dr. Ehsan Ullah

Postdoctoral researcher
Data Analytics

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Dr. Ehsan Ullah is post-doctoral researcher at Qatar Computing Research Institute. Dr. Ullah received his Ph.D. degree in 2014 from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. Ehsan Ullah is interested in health informatics, computational biology, genomics and algorithms.

Previous Experience

Professional Experience

2008-2014: Research / Teaching Assistant: Tufts University, Medford, USA

2004-2008: Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

2003-2008: Research Assistant / Associate, Al Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science, Lahore, Pakistan

Professional Associations and Awards


2014: PhD in Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, USA

2007: MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

2002: BSc, Electrical Engineeri9ng, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Research

N Hassanpour, E Ullah, M Yousofshahi, NU Nair, S Hassoun;
Selection Finder (SelFi): A computational metabolic engineering tool to enable directed evolution of enzymes; Metabolic Engineering Communications 4, 37-47, 2017

M Aupetit, E Ullah, R Rawi, H Bensmail;
A design study to identify inconsistencies in kinship information: The case of the 1000 Genomes project; Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2016 IEEE, 254-258

E Ullah, S Aeron, S Hassoun; gEFM
An algorithm for computing elementary flux modes using graph traversal; IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2015

E Ullah, M Walker, K Lee, S Hassoun; PreProPath
An uncertainty-aware algorithm for identifying predictable profitable pathways in biochemical networks; IEEE/ACM transactions on computational biology and bioinformatics, 2015

GV Sridharan, E Ullah, S Hassoun, K Lee;
Discovery of substrate cycles in large scale metabolic networks using hierarchical modularity; BMC systems biology 9 (1), 2015

E Ullah, M Shahzad, R Rawi, M Dehbi, K Suhre, M Selim, D Mook, H Bensmail;
Integrative 1H-NMR-based metabolomic profiling to identify type-2 diabetes biomarkers: An application to a population of Qatar; Metabolomics 5 (1), 2015

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

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