Juan J. Cáceres

PhD student, Bioinformatics
Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway, University of London


Short Bio

I have done my Bachelor in Computer Science courses from 2006 to 2010 at the Catholic University of Asunción, Paraguay. During the degree, I was fond of the more theoretical courses such as Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Machine Learning. I have also worked as a Web Developer for the last three years of my undergraduate studies, mainly focusing on PHP/MySQL/JavaScript powered sites.

Afterwards, since 2011, I have worked as a network administrator, and junior researcher at the National University of Asunción, while doing my Computer Engineering thesis and teaching a couple of courses at my Alma mater. The main topic of my research, as a member of the Laboratory of Scientific and Applied Computation – Polytechnic Faculty – National University of Asunción,  were parallel iterative solvers for optimal control problems.

In 2014, I have started my PhD studies at Royal Holloway, University of London in Bioinformatics, where I am under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Paccanaro.

Research Interests

My current line of work lies on systems biology, in particular a systemic disease analysis. In this context, I am also interested in information diffusion on graphs and semantic similarity measures of medical descriptions.

Contact Information



Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway, University of London
TW20 0EX, Egham, Surrey
United Kingdom