Sergei Maslov
Sergei Maslov
Professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar
(217) 265-5705
3146C Everitt Laboratory

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Education

  • Stony Brook University PhD 1996 Theoretical statistical physics

Academic Positions

  • 2015- Full Professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar at the Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (100%)
  • 2015- Full Professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar at the Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (0%)

Research Areas

  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Physics (theoretical)
  • Biomolecular modeling
  • Cancer biology
  • Cancer genomics
  • Complex system modeling
  • Computational biology and biomedicine
  • Computational evolutionary and systems biology
  • Dynamics of complex biomolecular networks
  • Gene regulation
  • Gene regulatory networks in bacteria
  • Genomics of bacteria and their communities
  • Metagenomics
  • Neural modeling
  • Noise biology
  • Polymer mechanics
  • Quantitative biology
  • Statistical learning
  • Systems biology
  • Theoretical biological physics

Research Topics

  • Computational and Systems Biology

Chapters in Books

  • Maslov, S., Sneppen, K., and Alon, U. (2003). Correlation Profiles and Circuit Motifs in Complex Networks, an invited book chapter in the "Handbook of Graphs and Networks", S. Bornholdt, and H.-G. Schuster, (eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim.

Selected Articles in Journals

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, PLoS Computational Biology, 9/2019-present
  • Editorial board member of Biology Direct Journal, 10/2005-present

Other Scholarly Activities

  • One of two founding members of the COVID-19 modeling team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The team developed an agent-based model of COVID-19 epidemics on the UIUC campus. This model was used to advise the university leadership on testing frequency, scheduling, and mitigation measures such as, e.g., a temporary ban on student parties.
  • One of two founding members of the COVID-19 modeling team for the office of the Governor of Illinois. Between April 2020 and July 2021, the modeling team provided weekly modeling predictions such as the likelihood to exceed hospital capacity in each of the 11 regions of the state.

Honors

  • University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion (2021)
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) fellow (2021)
  • American Physical Society Fellow (2020)
  • Bliss Faculty Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) (2002)

Recent Courses Taught

  • BIOE 310 - Comp Tools Bio Data
  • BIOE 497 SM - Individual Study
  • BIOE 505 (CSE 505) - Computational Bioengineering
  • BIOE 582 - Stats & Algo in Genomic Bio