Oleksii Kuchaiev Personal Page

Welcome to my personal page. My name is Oleksii Kuchaiev (another spelling is "Alexey Kuchaev").

About Me:

I received Ph.D. (June 2010) and M.Sc. (December 2009) degrees in Information and Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. Advisor: Prof. Natasa Przulj. Also, I have M.Sc. (June 2007) and B.Sc. (June 2005) degrees in Applied Mathematics from National T. Shevchenko University of Kiev (Ukraine).

I enjoy almost all types of outdoor activities, especially: surfing, sailing, diving, hiking and travelling.

Contact Information:

The best way to contact me is via email. My email address is: kuchaev {at} live [dot] com. My phone number is: 425-753-0233.

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Journal and Conference Publications:

Computer Science and Bioinformatics:

(P1) Brian Guenter, Dong Yu, Adam Eversole, Oleksii Kuchaiev, and Michael L. Seltzer, "Stochastic Gradient Descent Algorithm in the Computational Network Toolkit", OPT2013: NIPS 2013 Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning
(P2) O. Kuchaiev and N. Przulj, "Integrative Network Alignment Reveals Large Regions of Global Network Similarity in Yeast and Human ", Bioinformatics, 2011, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr127
(P3) O. Kuchaiev, A. Stevanovic, W. Hayes and N. Przulj "GraphCrunch 2: Software tool for network modeling, alignment and clustering", BMC Bioinformatics, 2011, 12:24 (marked as Highly Accessed by the journal)
(P4) O. Kuchaiev, T. Milenkovic, V. Memisevic, W. Hayes, N. Przulj "Topological network alignment uncovers biological function and phylogeny", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2010, 7:1341-1354
(P5) O. Kuchaiev, M. Rasajski, D. J. Higham, and N. Przulj, “Geometric De-noising of Protein-Protein Interaction Networks,”, PLoS Computational Biology, 2009, 5(8): e1000454. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000454
(P6)N. Przulj, O. Kuchaiev, A. Stevanovic, W. Hayes, "Geometric Evolutionary Dynamics of Protein Interaction Networks," Proceedings of the 2010 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), Big Island, Hawaii, January 4-8, 2010.
(P7)O. Kuchaiev, P. T. Wang, Z. Nenadic, and N. Przulj, "Structure of Brain Functional Networks," 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2-6, 2009.
(P8)Oleksii Kuchaiev and Natasa Przulj, "Learning the structure of protein-protein interaction networks," Proceedings of the 2009 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), Big Island, Hawaii, January 5-9, 2009.

Pure Mathematics:

(P9) O. Kuchaiev and A.Tsvietkova, "Asymptotic Rays," International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics - IJPAM, Volume 56, Issue 3, 2009
(P10) O. Kuchaiev and I. Protasov, "Coarse Rays," Ukrainian Mathematics Visnik, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 185-192, 2008
(P11) O. Kuchaiev and I.V. Protasov, research report “Coarse Rays and Lines,” Forth Summer School in Algebra, Topology and Stochastic Analysis, Lviv-Kozyova, Ukraine. 08/2006
(P12) O. Kuchaiev and A. Tsvietkova, research report “Asymptotic Rays,”Third Summer School in Algebra&Topology, Lviv-Kozyova, Ukraine. 08/2005
(P13) G. Kozyrev, O. Kuchaiev, A. Tsvietkova, research report “Around Grasshopper Lemma,” Second Summer School in Algebra&Topology, Liviv-Dolyna, Ukraine. 07/2004

Software Engineering:

(P14)Protsyk P., Kuchaiev O., Prokhorov V., Doroshenko A. "FENESTRA: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL PROCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES", Second International Conference “Information Technologies in Education for All”, Kiev, Ukraine, November 21-23, 2007
(P15)Vladimir L Pavlov, Nikita Boyko, Alexandr Babich, Oleksii Kuchaiev, Stanislav Busygin, "Applying Pantomime and Reverse Engineering Techniques in Software Engineering Education" , Frontiers in Education Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, October 10-13, 2007.

Thesis and Dissertaion

Honors and Awards

2008Opportunity award: O. Kuchaiev, Po T.Wang ``Understanding brain signal dynamics'', Sponsoring Faculty: Dr. N.Przulj and Dr. Z.Nenadic, UCIrvine Cener for Complex Biological Systems
2007ICS Dean’s fellowship, four years of support 2007-2011. Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine. 2007-2011
08/2007Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007, Software Design Category. Qualified to the top12 teams in the World. Worldwide finals in Seoul, Korea.
04/2007Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007, Software Design Category, 1st place in Ukrainian final
2006Microsoft Imagine Cup 2006, Software Design Category, 1st place in Ukrainian final. Presented our project in the Central and East European finals in Maribor, Slovenia.
04/20011st place in Ukrainian math competition in Kiev region. Participant in Ukrainian Mathematical Competitions final, Ternopil, Ukraine.
20013rd place in competition-presentation of works of Junior Academy of Science in mathematics (Kiev region).
20002nd place in competition-presentation of works of Junior Academy of Science in mathematics (Kiev region).
19993rd place in Ukrainian math competition, (Kiev region).

Below are some software and code I created as a student and in my spare time