EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Bioengineering
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Expected 2017

Master of Science, Bioengineering
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

December 2014

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
Minor, Engineering Business
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
May 2012

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Genomic Signal Processing Laboratory
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
July 2012 - Present

Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
January 2011 - May 2012

Capstone Project
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
September 2011 - May 2012

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Statistics for Bioengineers

Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah

Undergraduate Teaching Fellow
Biomedical Engineering Design and Discovery
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Tumor-exclusive and platform-independent genome-wide DNA copy- number alterations predicting astrocytoma survival and response to chemotherapy,” Manuscript in preparation

  2. P. Sankaranarayanan,* T. E. Schomay,* K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Tensor GSVD of patient- and platform-matched tumor and normal DNA copy-number profiles uncovers chromosome arm-wide patterns of tumor-exclusive platform-consistent alterations encoding for cell transformation and predicting ovarian cancer survival,” Public Library of Science (PLoS) One 10 (4), article e0121396 (April 2015); doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121396.

  3. K. A. Aiello, Identification of Novel Proteomic Biomarkers for Glial Cells by Data-Mining the Human Protein Atlas. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia B.S. Thesis. 


PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks at International Meetings

  1. K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Comparison and Integration of Genomic Profiles Predict Brain Cancer Survival and Drug Targets,” 2014 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL, July 7–11, 2014)

Contributed Posters at International Meetings

  1. K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Comparison and Integration of Genomic Profiles Predict Brain Cancer Survival and Drug Targets,” 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (Pacific Grove, CA, November 2–5, 2014). 

  2. T.E. Schomay, P. Sankaranarayanan, K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Tensor GSVD for Comparison of Two Large-Scale Multidimensional Datasets,” 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (Pacific Grove, CA, November 2–5, 2014). 

  3. K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Cross-Platform Validation of a Genomic Pattern for the Prognosis and Assessment of GBM Brain Cancer,” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2013 Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA, September 25–28, 2013). 

  4. P. Sankaranarayanan, T. E. Schomay, K. A. Aiello and O. Alter, “Mathematical Comparisons of Cancer Patient-Matched Genomic Profiles Predict Survival and Drug Targets,” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2013 Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA, September 25–28, 2013). 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-Organizer, Session, “Discovery from Data II: Cancer Genomics Signals and Systems,” 2014 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting, (Chicago, IL). 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

SCI Institute Graduate Fellowship in Computational Systems Biology
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
August 2012 – Present

Selected Attendee
International High Performance Computing Summer School
Toronto, Canada
June 2015

Graduate Student Travel Award
University of Utah Graduate School
September 2013 and July 2014

CRA-W Graduate Cohort Member
Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research
Boston, MA
April 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with Distinction
University of Virginia
May 2012

Dean’s List
University of Virginia
December 2008, May 2009, May 2010, May 2011, and December 2011

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Biomedical Engineering Society
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Women in Engineering Program, University of Utah

 

PROGRAMMING SKILLS

Experienced in Matlab, Mathematica, R, Pyton, C, Java, OpenMP and MPI.