Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing

Jacob Porter

  • Research Scientist
Jacob Porter headshot


Jacob Porter is a postdoctoral research associate working with data science for bioinformatics. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, Porter worked as a software tester in the financial services industry.

  • Bioinformatics, computational biology, data science, machine learning, neural networks, high performance computing, algorithm design and development, and big data

  • Virginia Tech, Computer Science, Ph.D., 2018
    Virginia Tech, Computer Science, M.S., 2017
    University of California, Davis, Applied Mathematics, M.S., 2010
    University of California, Berkeley, Applied Mathematics, B.A., 2007

  • Virginia Tech, Biocomplexity Institute, Postdoctoral Associate, Summer 2018
    Data Incubator graduate Winter 2017

Selected Publications