Martin Stražar
Assistant

 I am a third year PhD student in Computer Science ant Faculty of Computer Science and member of the Bioinformatics Laboratory (Biolab). My research lies on the intersection of machine learning, bioinformatics and computational biology. Specifically, my work concerns learning from multiple data sources, kernel methods and low-rank matrix approximation, focusing on scability and computational complexity. These considerations are essential when dealing with large datasets, such as protein-RNA interactions or modeling gene regulatory networks.

 
The teaching duties include courses Introduction to Bioinformatics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Data Mining and Programming. In every course, I try to project the contents based on solid mathematical principles from logic, probability and linear algebra.
 


Teacher ID: 37827

Activities and Events

I am a part of the Orange Data Mining development team.

 

Closed projects

AXLE - Advanced Analytics for Extremely Large European Databases, European Project (Framework Programmes),, 318633, 2012−2015 

CARE-MI - Cardio repair european multidisciplinary initiative, European Project (Framework Programmes), 242038, 2010−2015 

 

Selected publications

Stražar M., Curk T. (2016), Learning the kernel matrix via predictive low-rank approximations, arXiv preprint arXiv:1601.04366.

Stražar M., Ule J., Žitnik M, Zupan B., Curk T. (2016), Orthogonal matrix factorization enables integrative analysis of multiple RNA binding proteins, Bioinformatics, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw003. 

Kavšček, M., Stražar, M., Curk, T., Natter, K.,  Petrovič, U. (2015). Yeast as a cell factory: current state and perspectives. Microbial cell factories, 14(1), 1. 

Stražar, M., Mraz, M., Zimic, N.,  Moškon, M. (2014). An adaptive genetic algorithm for parameter estimation of biological oscillator models to achieve target quantitative system response. Natural Computing, 13(1), 119-127. 

Lebar, T., Bezeljak, U., Golob, A., Jerala, M., Kadunc, L., Pirš, B., Stražar M., ...  Jerala, R. (2014). A bistable genetic switch based on designable DNA-binding domains. Nature communications, 5.

Moškon, M., Zimic, N., Stražar, M.,  Mraz, M. (2013). Comparison of selected performances of biological and electronic information processing structures.  Przegląd Elektrotechniczny, 89. 

 

Conference publications

Stražar M., Žitnik M., Zupan B., Ule J., Curk T., Orthogonal nonnegative factorization-based analysis of nineteen protein-RNA interaction CLIP data sets. Poster presentation. 12. 7. 2015, 23rd annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecuar Biology. European conference on Computational Biology. Dublin, Irska.   

Stražar M.,. Integrative analysis of nineteen protein-RNA-interaction CLIP data sets using orthogonal matrix factorization (2015). 10. 7. 2015. Integrative RNA Biology Special Interest Group Meeting. 23rd annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecuar Biology. European conference on Computational Biology. Dublin, Irska.  

Curk, T., Stražar M., Zupan B., Ule J., Detekcija interakcij protein-RNA z metodo iCLIP (2015). Proteinske pore, sekvenciranje in bioinformatika : mini simpozij 2015, 5. 11. 2015 Ljubljana.  Ljubljana: Laboratorij za molekularno biologijo in nanobiotehnologijo, Kemijski inštitut, 2015, str. 23, ilustr.  

Stražar M., Ule J., Žitnik M, Zupan B., Curk T. (2014). Integrative genome-wide analysis of protein-RNA interactions. Poster presentation. 9th Symposium of Centre for Functional Genomics and Bio-Chips, Ljubljana, Slovenija 

Lebar, T., Bezeljak, U., Golob, A., Jerala, M., Kadunc, L., Pirš, B., Stražar M., ...  Jerala, R. (2013). Positive feedback loop switch in mammalian cells based on noncooperative designed DNA binding domains. V: The 6th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, 9. 11. 2013, Imperial College, London, UK.  BioBricks Foundation SB6.0.  

Lebar, T., Bezeljak, U., Golob, A., Jerala, M., Kadunc, L., Pirš, B., Stražar M., ...  Jerala, R. (2013).  Positive feedback loop switch in mammalian cells based on noncooperative designed DNA binding domains. V: 10th Meeting of the Slovenian Biochemical Society with International Participation, Ljubljana, Slovenija, 15-18. 9. 2013. Book of abstracts. Ljubljana: Slovenian Biochemical Society 

 

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Martin Stražar

Martin Stražar
Assistant

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