WELCOME!

Welcome to the webpage of Dr. Tomasz G. Smolinski, a.k.a. me. :)

Throughout my entire academic career, I have pursued interdisciplinary research linking information technology and computer science with other sciences, as well as business and industry. The areas in which I have worked range from experimental neurobiology and bioinformatics, through audio/video engineering, e-Commerce and supply chain management, to university fiscal and facilities management. These experiences have afforded me the invaluable opportunity to work in collaboration with many scientists, as well as practitioners in the administrative and business fields, and to apply recent advances in computer science and information technology to real-life problems in those areas. However, my greatest passion has always lain in the practical applications of computational methods in the "bio field."

After obtaining my Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in 2004, under the supervision of Professor Jacek M. Zurada, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Professor Astrid A. Prinz at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in computational neuroscience.

While at Emory, I also taught a course on research-oriented computer literacy for life science majors, which reignited my passion for teaching and propelled me to seek out opportunities related to pedagogy. As a result, I became a Postdoctoral Scholar in the NSF-sponsored program Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching, Fourth Edition (FIRST IV), as well as a recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Program Curriculum Development / Teaching Fellowship, during which I was mentored by Professor Patricia Marsteller.

Currently, I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Delaware State University, and the head of the Computational Intelligence, Biological, and Legal Informatics Laboratory (CIBiLI).

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Best regards,

Dr. Tomasz G. Smolinski