Idoia Ochoa

Idoia Ochoa 

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Computer Science Department (by courtesy)
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (research affiliate)
Coordinated Science Lab (CSL)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My main interests are in the field of

  • Bioinformatics

  • Computational biology

  • Data compression

  • Machine learning

  • Statistical learning

  • Information theory and coding.

If you are interested in joining my group, please send me an email. If you are applying for a PhD position, please apply to the graduate program at UIUC and list my name in your application.


Email: idoia [at] illinois [dot] edu

308 Coordinated Science Lab
1308 W Main St
Urbana, IL, 61801

  • March 2019: I was invited to give a talk at the MIT Math & CSAIL Bioinformatics Seminar.

  • Visiting students Mohit Goyal, Yaoyu Zhang and Robbie Chou will join the lab during the summer!

  • Chuanyi Zhang has been selected to present a poster on our work ‘‘VEF: a Variant Filtering tool based on Ensemble methods’’ at ISMB, Chicago.

  • I will be the chair of the Special Session ‘‘Omics data compression and storage: Present and Future’’ at ISMB, Chicago.

  • I have been selected for the MIT Innovators Under 35 Europe 2018 Award.

  • Chuanyi Zhang receives the CompGene Fellowship for academic year 2018-2019, Congratulations!

  • We have been awarded the Strategic Research Initiative grant from UIUC on ‘‘Bringing digital era formats to omics and health’’!

  • We got the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant under the Human Cell Atlas to work on ‘‘Compressive Learning Methods for Omics Data’’!