|Name Victor Solovyev||Thesis 1985|
|Institutions King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)(KSA)
Royal Holloway College, London University (UK)
Joint Genomic Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; EOS Biotechnology Inc. (USA)
Sanger Centre (UK)
Baylor College of Medicine, Amgen Inc., Supercomputer Center, Florida State University (USA)
ITBA (Milan, Italy) Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Russia)|
Fields Computational biology, Bioinformatics
Academic advisors Professor Vadim Ratner
Victor V. Solovyev (Russian: Russian: Виктор Владимирович Соловьёв) is Chief Scientific Officer of Softberry Inc.. He has previously served as a Professor of Computer Science in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (2013-2015) and in the Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway College, University of London (2003-2012). He served on the Editorial Board of Mathematical Biosciences and was a founder of Softberry Inc..
Victor Solovyev works with developing statistical approaches, machine learning algorithms, computational platforms and bioinformatics tools for high-throughput biological big data analysis. He is interested in genome structural and functional annotation and applying it for rational design of biological systems.
Victor Solovyev received Ph.D. in Genetics from Russian Academy of Sciences in 1985 and M.S. in Physics from Novosibirsk State University in 1978.
Victor Solovyev joined KAUST in 2013 as Professor in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division. He has previously served as a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway College, London University (2003-2012). He was the Genome annotation Group Leader in Joint Genomic Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2003) and was the Director of Bioinformatics at EOS Biotechnology (1999-2002). He formerly served as a leader of Computational Genomics Group at the Sanger Centre, Cambridge, UK (1997-1999). He also held positions of Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, computational scientist at Amgen Inc., visiting scientist at Supercomputer Center, Florida State University, Visiting Professor at ITBA (Milan, Italy) and a group leader at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia.
About 100 software applications implemented as standalone programs or combined in pipeline or packages, have been developed under his guidance. Many of these programs are available for academic community to run on-line or for downloading. Scientific community actively uses these applications. For example, Fgenesh eukaryotic gene identification program has been used/cited in >3000 scientific publications, according to Google scholar data; Fgenesb bacterial genome annotation pipeline based on Markov chain models was significantly superior to other approaches, in gene finding in bacterial community sequences; MolQuest is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use desktop application for sequence analysis and molecular biology data management.
Besides bioinformatics his interests include cryptography and information security. FendoffF - an application to encrypt your passwords, files or images that uses several original encryption methods is developed for iOS and Android as well as for desktop computers. He also developed Wild West Chess computer game.