About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of the Computer Science department and a member of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology at Brown University.  My research lab develops machine learning methods with broad goals of data integration and model interpretation for biological and biomedical applications.

Prior to joining Brown, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Noble Lab at the University of Washington. I completed my Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Virginia with Dr. Yanjun Qi as my advisor. My research has involved developing machine learning algorithms for the analysis of biological data as well as applying deep learning models to novel biological problems.

I recently received the NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award and Brown University’s Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award for developing deep learning methods to integrate and model genomics datasets.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computational Biology, Health Sciences


  • Office Location:
    Room #313
    Center for Computational Molecular Biology
    164 Angell Street
    Providence, RI 02912
  • Office Phone: (401)-863-9925
  • Email: ritambhara@brown.edu
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