Computer Engineering Department
San Jose Staté University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192
Email: carlos [dot] rojas [at] sjsu [dot] edu
ORCID: 0000-0001-7977-2289
Website: carlosrojas [dot] xyz

Carlos Rojas


Professional Employment

2019-present Assistant Professor, San José State University, San José, CA.
Tenure-track position in the Computer Engineering Department.
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis Genome Center, Davis, CA.
Researcher in 3D genomic data with deep learning networks.
Summer 2014 Software Engineering Intern, MobiTV, Emeryville, CA.
Worked on internal code generation tools and built screen saver for Android TV device.
Summer 2012 Visual Computing Intern, Intel, Folsom, CA.
Optimized Unreal Game Engine frame rates.
2011-2018 Graduate Researcher, UC Davis Computer Science, Davis, CA.
Graduate research in computational geometry


2011-2018 Ph.D. computer science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
Advisor: Prof. Nina Amenta.
Thesis: Parameterization of Triangle Surface Meshes for Shape Analysis.
2007-2011 B.S. computer science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
Minor in Mathematics

Awards and Honors

2020 San José State University College of Engineering Small Group Projects ($50,000)
2020 San José State University College of Engineering travel grant ($450)
2016-2017 Professors For The Future Fellowship from UC Davis ($3,000)
2014-2016 Travel Grant from UC Davis Computer Science Graduate Group ($3,000)
2012-2013 GEM Fellowship from The National GEM Consortium ($16,000 and one year of tuition)


Conference Papers
2020 Nina Amenta and Carlos Rojas. Dihedral Rigidity and Deformation. Computational Geometry.
2018 Nina Amenta, and Carlos Rojas. Dihedral Rigidity and Deformation. Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry.
[Link] [Paper]
2018 Carlos Rojas, Minh N. Tran, Linh Huynh, and Fereydoun Hormozdiari. Machine learning approaches for comparative genome structure analysis. American Society of Human Genetics.
2014 Carlos Rojas, Alex Tsui, Stewart He, Lance Simons, Shengren Li, and Nina Amenta. Edge length interpolation. ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling.
[Poster] [Paper]
2011 Carlos Rojas, Scott Refugio. Automated Angiogenesis Quantification. UC Davis College of Engineering Senior Design Showcase.


University Service
2020-2021 College of engineering graduate curriculum committee
Chair of department graduate curriculum committee
Department website committee
2019-2020 Department undergraduate curriculum committee
2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data Service and Applications (BDS)
2019 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB)
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology/European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB).
Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)
2021 Faculty Conversation - Gradescope
2020 Workshop: How to use a stylus and a mobile device for whiteboard collaboration in Zoom
Active learning for your remote teaching

Academic Advising

M.S. Thesis Supervised
Spring 2021 Title: A Deep Learning Method for Comparing Hi-C Data
People: Sughosh Krishnamurth
M.S. Projects Supervised
Spring 2021 Title: Qualitative Assessment with Machine Learning
People: Mitash Gaurh, Vasanthi Amoolya Koduri, Shalabh Neema, Mohammed Farhaan Patel
Fall 2020 Title:Hi-C Super-Resolution
People: Khang Doan, Raymond Hong, Koushik Kumar Kamala, Mrunali Sanjay Khandat
Title:Uncertainty Visualization
People: Wei He, Tian Lan, Amir Hossein Radman

Grant Support

2021-2022 Founder: San José State University Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
Title: DNA Assembly with Bioinformatics and Natural Language Processing Algorithms
People: Carlos Rojas, Jorjeta Jetcheva, William Andreopoulos
Award: $50,000


Intructor, San José State University
CMPE 255: Data Mining
Spring 2020, Fall 2020
CMPE 131: Software Engineering I
Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021
Teaching Assistant, UC Davis
ECS 162: Web Programming
Spring 2017
ECS 140A: Programming Languages
Summer 2016
ECS 50: Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming
Spring 2015, Summer 2016
ECS 40: Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming
Spring 2014, Fall 2015
ECS 20: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
Winter 2016

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