Chunmei Liu, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059
Office: (202) 865-0056
Email: chunmei AT

Research Interests

Students who are interested in Algorithms and Computational Biology are welcome to talk to me. Colleagues and visiting scholars are welcome to talk to me on potential collaborations.


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Selected Publications


  1. Kamal Al Nasr, Chunmei Liu, Mugizi Rwebangira, Legand Burge, Jing He, "Intensity-Based Skeletonization of CryoEM Grayscale Images Using a True Segmentation-Free Algorithm" IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 10(5):1289-98 (2013).
  2. Hui Li, Chunmei Liu, “Peptide Sequence Tag Generation for Tandem Mass Spectra Containing Post-translational Modifications”, International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design, 5(3/4): 325-334 (9/2012).
  3. Chunmei Liu and Yinglei Song, “Parameterized Complexity and Inapproximability of Dominating Set Problem in Chordal and near Chordal Graphs”, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 22(4): 684-698 (11/2011).
  4. Peng Chen, Chunmei Liu, Legand Burge, Jinyan Li, Muhammad Mahmood, William Southerland, and Clay Gloster, “DomSVRa: Domain Boundary Prediction with Support Vector Regression Using Amino Acid Alone”, Amino Acids, 39(3): 713-726, (2010).
  5. Chunmei Liu, Legand Burge, and Ajoni Blake , “Algorithms and Complexity of the Request-Service Problem”, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Vol. 20, No. 2: 180-193, (8/2010).


  1. Xumin Liu, Rajendra Raj, Tom ReiChlmayr, Chunmei Liu, Alex Pantaleev, “Work in Progress: Incorporating Service-Oriented Programming Techniques into Undergraduate CS and SE Curricula”, The 43rd IEEE Frontiers in Education, Oct. 2013.
  2. Kamal Al Nasr, Chunmei Liu, Mugizi Rwebangira, Legand Burge, “A Graph Approach to Bridge the Gaps in the Volumetric Electron Cryo-Microscopy Skeletons”, The 9th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2013), Charlotte, NC, May 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7875: 211-223.
  3. Hui Li, Chunmei Liu, “Prediction of Protein Structures Using GPU Based Simulated Annealing”, The 11th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2012): 630-633, December 2012, Boca Raton, FL.
  4. Hui Li, Jean-Claude Tounkara, Chunmei Liu, ˇ°Prediction of Protein-Protein Docking Sites Based on a Cloud-Computing Pipelineˇ±, The 1st International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing (ICIIC 2012), December 2012, Chengdu, China.


  1. Chunmei Liu+ and Hui Li, “In Silico Prediction of Post-Translational Modifications”, In Silico Tools for Gene Discovery, Series of Methods in Molecular Biology, 2011; 760: 325-40.

Post-doctoral Researcher Position Available for Application

A post-doctoral researcher position is available in Computational Biology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Applicants must have strong experience and desire to work in the field of computational biology. The specific research subject is in Computational Proteomics, especially in peptide sequencing and spectral alignment. Applicants with strong algorithmic and theoretical background are particularly sought. Independent research in any other area of computational biology is encouraged as well. Qualifications: a PhD in Computer Science or a related field and extensive experience in algorithm design and computer programming. To apply, please send a complete CV with the names and contact information of three references via email to Dr. Chunmei Liu at chunmei AT scs DOT howard DOT edu.