Lorraine Ayad

Current PhD Student at King’s College London

Email: lorraine.ayad@kcl.ac.uk



I am a current PhD student in the Algorithms and Bioinformatics group, starting in October 2015 under the supervision of Dr Solon Pissis.



2015 - Current: PhD in Algorithms and Bioinformatics at King’s College London

2011 - 2015: MSci in Computer Science at King’s College London

2009 - 2011: A Levels: Maths, Physics, Biology, ICT



February 2017: Presented MARS at the Datastructures in Bioinformatics (DSB) workshop in Amsterdam.

February 2017: Member of the organising committee for the London Stringology Days & London Algorithmic Workshop (LSD & LAW).

July 2016: Member of the organising committee for the first International Student Conference on Mathematical Foundations in Bioinformatics (MatBio).



Semester 1 2016 - 2017: Elementary Logic and Applications  4CCS1ELA

Semester 1 2016 - 2017: Foundations of Computing  4CCS1FC1

Semester 2 2016 - 2017: Data Structures  4CCS1DST



2015 - 2019: Doctoral Training Account studentship awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).



[3] L. A. K. Ayad, C. Barton, S. P. Pissis, "A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation", Pattern Recognition Letters, 2017. [URL]

[2] L. A. K. Ayad, S. P. Pissis, "MARS: improving multiple circular sequence alignment using refined sequences", BMC Genomics, vol. 18, no. 1, 2017, pp. 86. [URL]

[1] L. A. K. Ayad, S. P. Pissis and A. Retha, "libFLASM: a software library for fixed-length approximate string matching", BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 17, no. 1, 2016, pp. 454. [URL]