Rahmatullah Roche

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. My advisor is Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya. I completed my Master's in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn Univerisity (2021), and my bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh Univerisity of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2016).

I'm interested in machine learning, bioinformatics, optimization, big data analysis, and human computer interaction. My current research mainly focuses on AI-driven protein folding.

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DisCovER: distance- and orientation-based covariational threading for weakly homologous proteins
Sutanu Bhattacharya, Rahmatullah Roche, Bernard Moussad, Debswapna Bhattacharya
PROTEINS: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 2021
Abstract / GitHub
Recent Advances in Protein Homology Detection Propelled by Inter-Residue Interaction Map Threading
Sutanu Bhattacharya, Rahmatullah Roche, Md Hossain Shuvo, Debswapna Bhattacharya
Frontiers Molecular Biosciences, 2021
Hybridized distance- and contact-based hierarchical structure modeling for folding soluble and membrane proteins
Rahmatullah Roche, Sutanu Bhattacharya, Debswapna Bhattacharya
PLOS Computational Biology, 2021
Abstract / GitHub
PolyFold: an interactive visual simulator for distance-based protein folding
Andrew J. McGehee, Sutanu Bhattacharya, Rahmatullah Roche, Debswapna Bhattacharya
PLOS One, 2020
Abstract / GitHub
Andrew J. McGehee, Sutanu Bhattacharya, Rahmatullah Roche, Debswapna Bhattacharya
ACM Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, 2020
(Best Poster)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of CS, Virginia Tech
Under the supervision of Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya (Fall 2021 - Current)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of CSSE, Auburn University
Bhattacharya Lab (Fall 2018 - Summer 2021)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of CSSE, Auburn University
COMP 3270 : INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS (Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018)

Worked as a lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering, Eastern University
2016 - 2018

Worked as a Software Engineer at Cosmic Group


Judged Poster Presentation at Auburn Research Student Symposium 2019

Volunteered Auburn University E-Day, 2019

Design and source code from Jon Barron