Guowei
MSU Foundation Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Contact information:
Department
Michigan State University
D301 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing,
Phone: 517 353 4689
Fax: 517 432 1562
Weigatmsu.edu
Dedicated to those
who lost their
lives to the
pandemic:
Research Interests:
Publication (Google
Scholar):
Selected lectures:
o Persistent Topological Laplacians, Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN), April 26, 2023.
o Discovering the mechanisms of SARSCoV2 evolution and transmission, FDA's Office of Clinical Pharmacology  Innovative Data Analytics Seminar Series, July 12, 2022 (passcode: IDA2022!).
o How Math and AI are Revolutionizing Biosciences, Beyond TDA  Persistent topology and its applications in data sciences, August 28, 2021.
o Can AI discover the drugs of the future? The 8th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, Beijing, June 9  15, 2019.
o Ten lectures at NSFCBMS Regional Research Conference: Mathematical Molecular Bioscience and Biophysics, The University of Alabama, May 13  17, 2019. [Lecture outlines]. [Lecture slides and videos].
o Is it time for a great chemistry between mathematics and biology? Harvard University, March 25, 2018.
o Topology based deep learning for drug design, The 3rd Annual Meeting of SIAM Central States Section, Colorado State University, September 29  October 1, 2017.
o
Persistent Homology
for biomolecular systems, SIAM Life Conference, August 2014
o Variational multiscale models for ion channel transport, University
of Oxford, September 6, 2011
Data library
§ 2D data library for
chemical, biophysical, and biological information
§ 3D data library for
chemical, biophysical, and biological information
Software packages:
§
MIBPB:
Online server for electrostatic analysis using the secondorder accurate
PoissonBoltzmann solver.
§ ESES: Opensource online server for the generation of Eulerian solvent excluded surface.
§ PPD: Online server for Protein Pocket Detection.
§ FRI: Online server for the flexibility analysis of biomolecules based on flexibility and rigidity index.
§ RIScore: Online server for geometric graph theory or rigidity index (RI) based scoring function for protein ligand binding affinity prediction.
§ TMLBP: Online server for topological learning for proteinligand binding affinity prediction.
§ TMLMP: Online server for topologybased machine learning for the prediction of protein folding stability change upon mutation.
§ TDLBP: Online server for topological deep learning for proteinligand binding affinity prediction.
§ TDLMP: Online server for topological deep learning for the prediction of protein folding stability change upon mutation.
§ TopPS: Online server for topological learning of partition coefficient (LogP) and aqueous solubility (LogS).
§ TopTox: Online server for computing elementspecific topological descriptors (ESTDs) for toxicity endpoint predictions.
§ DGGL: Online server for differential geometry based geometric learning (DGGL) of molecular
datasets.
§ AGLScore: Online server for algebraic graph theorybased proteinligand
binding scoring, ranking, docking and screening.
§ GGLTox:
Online server for the geometric graph learning of Tox21 predictions.
§ HERMES: Opensource software package for simultaneous topological persistence (harmonic spectra) and shape of data (nonharmonic spectra).
§ CCP: Correlated Clustering and Projection for dimensionality reduction.
Journal Editorship:
o Associate
Editor,
Journal of Chemical Information and
Modeling.
o Founding
EditorinChief, Computational
and Mathematical Biophysics.
o
Advisory
Editor, Journal of Computational Biophysics and
Chemistry.
o Advisory
editor, Engineering
Reports.
o
Honorary Editor, International Journal of Engineering and
Applied Sciences.
o Associate Editor, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Biomolecular Modeling and Simulation.
o Editorial Board, Chemical Physics Letters.
o Editorial
Board, International Journal of Modern
Nonlinear Theory and Application.
o Editorial Board, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging.
o Editorial Board, Journal of Modeling in Mechanics and Materials.
o Editorial Board, MDPI/Mathematical Biology.
o Editorial Board, Artificial Intelligence Chemistry.
o Editorial Board, American Journal of Computational Mathematics.
o Editor (CoEditorinChiefs), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 20132021.
o Associate Editor, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Mathematics of Biomolecules, 20142017.
o Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 20182020.
o Advisory Editor, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 20162020.
o EditorinChief, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 20122016.
o Editorial Board, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 20102013.
o Editorial Board, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, 20122103.
o Editorial Board, Communications for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 20082010.
Recent grant support:
Teaching:
o
Fall 2023: MTH994001, Machine learning, TueThu: 10:2011:40pm, A306WH.
o
Fall 2023: MTH133024 Calculus II, MWF:
12:401:30pm, A304WH.
Office hours: Friday: 2:004:00pm and
by appointment.
Students, postdocs
and visiting scholars:
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Some recent
Jiahui Chen, Assistant Professor (tenuretrack), University of Arkansas (postdoc 20192023).
Rui Wang, Simons Center Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University (PhD 2022, postdoc 20222023).
Dong Chen (PhD 2022, postdoc 2022).
Kaifu Gao, Data scientist at BAKX Therapeutics (Research associate 20182022).
Timothy Szocinski, Data scientist at Augray (PhD 2021).
Menglun Wang, The United States Food and Drug Administration (PhD 2021).
David Bramer, Instructor, Michigan State University (PhD, 2019).
Duc Nguyen, Assistant Professor (tenuretrack), the University of Kentucky (Postdoc, 20152018).
Zixuan Cang, Assistant Professor (tenuretrack), North Carolina State University (PhD 2018).
Kedi Wu, Principal Quantitative Analyst, Capital One Financial Corporation, Plano, Texas (PhD 2018).
Yin Cao, R&D Analyst, Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, (PhD 2017).
Zhixiong Zhao, Assistant Professor, Foshan University (Postdoc, 20142016)
Bao Wang, Assistant Professor (tenuretrack), the University of Utah, (PhD 2016).
Kristopher Opron, Senior Bioinformatician and Computational Biologist, University of Michigan Health System (PhD 2016).
Lin Mu, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, Athens (Postdoc, 20122015).
Kelin Xia, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (PhD 2012 and postdoc 20132016).
Jin Kyoung Park, Associate Professor, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana (PhD 2014).
Langhua Hu, Analyst (first job), Discovery Financial Services, Riverwoods, IL (PhD 2013).
Zhan Chen, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University (PhD 2011).
Duan Chen, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (PhD 2010).
Siyang Yang, Assistant Professor (tenuretrack), City University of Hong Kong (Declined due to family reasons) (Visiting assistant professor, 20102012).
Weihua Geng, Associate Professor, South Methodist University (PhD 2008).
Changjun Chen, Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Postdoc, 20082009).
Manfeng Hu, Professor, Jiangnan University (Visiting scholar, 20082009).
Yuhui Sun, Analyst (first job), Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN (PhD 2007).
Sining Yu, Structured transaction analyst (first job), International Power America (PhD 2007).
Yongcheng Zhou, Professor, Colorado State University (PhD 2006).
Yibao Zhao, Senior
Lecturer,
Shan Zhao, Professor,
Zujun Hou, Research Scientist, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (PhD 2003).
Shuguang Guan, Professor, East China Normal University (PhD 2002).
Meng Zhan, Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Postdoc, 20012002).
Zhenhai Shao, Professor, University of Electronic Science Technology of China (Postdoc, 20002001).
Baofeng Feng,
Professor,
Prasad Patnaik, Professor, Indian Institute of
Technology,
Decheng Wan, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Postdoc, 19992001).
Positions available:
Mathematical
Conferences organized:
o TSIMF International workshop on Computational topology and
application, Tsinghua Sanya
International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China, December 1822, 2023.
o The fifth conference on Computational and Mathematical
Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China,
December 1115, 2023.
o The
Mathematics of Soft Matter  Structure and Dynamics, Institute for
Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, February 28March 4, 2022.
o The fourth conference on Computational and Mathematical
Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China,
December 1317, 2021.
o Computational Topology and
Application, Tsinghua Sanya
International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China, December 1317, 2021.
o Beyond TDAPersistent
topology and its applications in data sciences, Online meeting, August
2830, 2021.
o The third conference on Computational and Mathematical
Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China,
December 2125, 2020.
o Computational Topology and
Application, Tsinghua Sanya
International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China, December 711, 2020 (cancelled).
o Quantum Dynamics & Beyond, Symposium in
honor of Donal J Kouri, ACS Philadelphia, March 2425, 2020.
o The second conference on Computational and Mathematical
Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China,
December 913, 2019.
o TGDA@OSU TRIPODS workshop on
Structure in the Microworld, Ohio State University, May 2831, 2019.
o Computational and Mathematical
Approaches for Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Tsinghua Sanya International
Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China, December 1014, 2018.
o Mathematics
of Drug Design/Discovery, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical
Sciences, Toronto, Canada, June 4  8, 2018.
o Topology of the
biomolecular world, America
Institute of Mathematics, San
Jose, California. July 2428, 2017.
o Mathematical Biophysics and
Molecular Biosciences, Tsinghua
Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF), Sanya, China, December 1923,
2016.
o SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences
(LS16), The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, July
1114, 2016.
o MBI
Emphasis Year on Mathematical Molecular Biosciences Fall 2015, MBI,
Columbus, August 16December 31, 2015.
o Mathematics of Biological
Charge Transport: Molecular and Beyond, IMA, University of Minnesota, July
2024, 2015.
o Workshop on Persistent Homology for Biosciences, East Lansing, October 18, 2014.
o International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computation, Wuhan, China, May 1619, 2013,
o CTW: Mathematical Challenges in
Biomolecular/Biomedical Imaging and Visualization, MBI, Columbus, Feb 1822, 2013
o 2nd Midwest
Conference on Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces, Lansing, August
2728, 2011.
o Modeling and computation of biomolecular structure and dynamics, Mathematical Bioscience Institute, Columbus, April 2529, 2011.
o Workshop on NanoBio Mathematics and Mechanics, East Lansing, August 5, 2010.
o Workshop on NanoBio Mathematics, East Lansing, August 4, 2009.
o Midwest Conference on
Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces, Lansing, April 1819, 2009
o MSUUM MathBiology Day, Dec. 1, 2007
o MSUUM
MathBiology Day, Ann Arbor, Dec. 2, 2006
o Midwest
Quantitative Biology Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan,
Sept 29Oct. 1, 2006
o Workshop
on Advanced Algorithms for Science and Engineering, Singapore, March, 2000
Links:
Ø Mathematics Genealogy Project
Ø Drug Design Data Resource Grand Challenge