Thomas R. Ioerger

Associate Professor

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Office: 1157 ILSB
Phone: 979.458-5518

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Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Intelligent agents
  • Bioinformatics

Awards & Honors

  • TEES Faculty Fellow, 2004-2005
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, Dept. of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, 2001
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1990 - 1993


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1992
  • B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1989

Selected Publications

DeJesus, M.A., Ambadipudi, C., Baker, R., Sassetti, C., and Ioerger, T.R. (2015). "TRANSIT - a Software Tool for Himar1 TnSeq Analysis." PLOS Computational Biology, 11(10):e1004401.

DeJesus, M.A., Zhang, Y.J., Sassettti, C.M., Rubin, E.J., Sacchettini, J.C., and Ioerger, T.R. (2013). "Bayesian Analysis of Gene Essentiality Based on Sequencing of Transposon Insertion Libraries." Bioinformatics, 29(6):695-703.

Ioerger, T.R., O'Malley, T., Liao, R., Guinn, K.M., Hickey, M.J., Mohaideen, N., Murphy, K.C., Boshoff, H.I.M., Mizrahi, V., Rubin, E.J., Sassetti, C.M., Barry, C.E., Sherman, D.R., Parish, T., and Sacchettini, J.C. (2013). "identification of New Drug Targets and Resistance Mechanisms in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis." PLOS ONE, 8(9):e75245.

Zhang, Y.J., Ioerger, T.R., Huggenhower, C., Chen, X., Mohaideen, N., Long, J., Sassetti, C.M., Sacchettini, J.C. and Rubin, E.J. (2012). "Global Assessment of Genomic Regions Required for Growth in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis." PLoS Pathogens, 8(9):e1002946.

Ioerger, T.R., Koo, S., No, E.-G., Chen, X., Larsen, M.H., Jacobs, W.R., Pillay, M., Sturm, A.W., and Sacchettini, J.C. (2009). "Genome Analysis of Multi- and Extensively-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa." PLoS ONE, 4(11):e7778.