M. Maruf
Doctoral Student

Virginia Tech
Department of Computer Science
2202 Kraft Dr SW
Blacksburg, VA, 24060, USA

marufm (at) cs (dot) vt (dot) edu
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About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, where I am being advised by Dr. Anuj Karpatne. I completed my undergradute in Computer Science and Engineering from Department of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh.

My research interests are in the broad domains of Science-Guided Machine Learning and its applications, focusing on integrating domain knowledge into machine learning models to obtain generalized solutions consistent with scientific knowledge. In particular, I am developing new algorithms for Graphs (Graph Neural Networks) that allow better representation with coherent knowledge propagation—applications of my work range from drug-drug interaction prediction to ontology-infused fish trait segmentation.


  • Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech   (August 2018 - Present)
    Ph.D. Student

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BUET, Bangladesh     
    BS, Computer Science

Selected Publications

  • Maximizing Cohesion and Separation in Graph Representation Learning: A Distance-aware Negative Sampling Approach
    M. Maruf, and Anuj Karpatne
    In SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM), 2021.
    [PDF] [CODE]

  • Physics-Informed Discriminator (PID) for Conditional Generative Adversarial Nets
    Arka Daw, M. Maruf, and Anuj Karpatne
    In NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences, 2020.
    [PDF] [CODE]

  • Biology-Guided Neural Network for Fish Trait Discovery
    M. Maruf, and Anuj Karpatne
    In SICB Virtual Annual Meeting, 2021.
    [Abstract] [CODE]

  • iRSpot-SF: Prediction of recombination hotspots by incorporating sequence based features into Pseudo components
    M. Maruf, and Swakkhar Shatabda
    In Genomics, Volume 111, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 966-972.
    [PDF] [CODE]

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Student Travel Awards at SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) 2021, SICB Annual Meeting 2021.

  • Recipient of University Merit scholarship and four consecutive Dean's Awards at BUET, Bangladesh.

Work Experience

  • Virginia Tech
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Advisor : Anuj Karpatne
    Summer 2019 - Present

  • Virginia Tech
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Fall 2018 - Spring 2019