Dr. Dirar Al Homouz
Dr. Dirar Al Homouz Associate Professor
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Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Dirar Homouz obtained his PhD degree from the University of Houston, TX, USA in 2007. Dr. Homouz’s current research is in the area of computational biophysics where he uses molecular dynamics simulations to model protein folding in cell-like environments. In addition, he uses these methods to investigate the confinement effects in many important nano applications. Dr. Homouz is also interested in studying gene expression regulations where he uses advanced statistical learning algorithms to study gene-gene networks.

Education
  • B.Sc., Physics, University of Jordan, 1991.
  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Jordan, 1994.
  • PhD., Physics, University of Houston, 2007.
Teaching Areas
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests

Dr. Homouz’s current research is in the area of computational biophysics where he uses Molecular Dynamics simulations to model protein folding in a cell-like environment. In addition, he uses these methods to investigate the confinement effects in many important nano applications. Dr. Homouz is also interested in studying gene expression regulation and gene-gene networks. Dr Homouz also works on developing efficient machine learning algorithms to handle high throughput data in order to infer direct causal relationships in biological systems.