Dr. Roche-Lima has a broad background applying computer science to complex biological data. He joined the Medical Science Campus, University of Puerto Rico (MSC-UPR), where he works on providing data science services and research for biomedical projects. He has expertise on using existing tools for analysis, visualization and interpretation of biomedical data, as well as developing and implementing new computational tools for these purposes. Specifically, Dr. Roche-Lima focuses his research on biomedical data science as the application of machine learning methods for prediction, analysis and interpretation of biomedical data. His research long-term goal is to incorporate data to develop more precise models and tools for personalized medicine to reduce health disparities.
Dr. Roche-Lima is also the Director of the Integrated Informatics Service core (IIS) RCMI project, which is a federal funded project for minority institutions at MSC-UPR. The goal of this core is to provide one point of contact to assist researchers with the general aspects of biomedical data science (as bioinformatics, health informatics and operational informatics) as they apply to the biomedical science research, through the internal and external collaborations.
2015 PhD in Computer Science (Bioinformatics). University of Manitoba, Canada.
2001 Master in Computer Science. University of Santa Catarina. Brazil.
1993 Bachelor in Computer Science, University of Havana, Cuba.