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Ken Nguyen -  Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor

Education - PhD in Computer Science / Bioinformatics, Georgia State University

Research Areas: Databases, Software Engineering, Reconfigurable Networks, High-performance computing, cloud computing and Bioinformatics

Office: University Center #336
Phone: (678) 466-4419
Email: KenNguyen at clayton dot edu




Log in: D2L | Attendance | WebEx Meetings

Summer 2014 - Office hours: Tue/Thu :12:00PM - 1:00PM  AND by appointments 

CSCI2302 [1:00PM in U313] - (Syllabus-PDF



Publications & Achievements


Selected Publications

  1. [Book] Nguyen, K. D. and Yi Pan. "Biological Multiple Sequence Alignment: Scoring Functions, Algorithms, and Evaluations", John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN# 978-1-119-27375-2, 2016
  2. Nguyen, K. D. and Yi Pan "A Knowledge-based Multiple Sequence Alignment", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Vol. 10, Issue 4, 884-896, 2013
  3. Nguyen K. D. "On the Edge of Web-based Multiple Sequence Alignment Services", Tsinghua Science and Technology, Vol. 17, pp. 629-637, 2012
  4. Nguyen, K. D. and Yi Pan. "An Improved Scoring Method for Multiple Sequence Alignment", IEEE- Transaction NanoBioscienceVol 10, No. 4, pp: 275-285, Dec. 2011
  5. Nguyen, K. D. and Yi Pan. "Parallel Progressive Multiple Sequence Alignment on Meshes", BMC Genomics. Vol. 12, Supp. 5, S4, 2011
  6. Nguyen, K. D. and Yi Pan, "Multiple Sequence Alignment Based on Dynamic Weighted Guidance Tree", International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. Vol. 7, No 2, pp. 168-182, 2011
  7. Nguyen, K. D. and A. G. Bourgeois. "Ant Colony Optimal Algorithm: Fast Ants on the Optical Pipe-lined RMesh", proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP2006), IEEE Computer Society: pp.347- 354, 2006


  • CSU College of Information ad Mathematical Sciences(CIMS) Faculty Excellence in Scholarly Activity Award, 2015
  • CSU College of Information ad Mathematical Sciences(CIMS) Faculty Excellence Service Award, 2014
  • CSU Faculty Development and Service mini-grant, 2011
  • GSU Dissertation grant, 2011


  • Guest editor for Bioinformatics and Biology Insights Journal Supplements , 2015

In the News

  Featured in GSU Magazine and appeared on GSU's front page (August, 2011)
GSU's highest graduate honor -  2011 Suttles Fellowship Recipient 
Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) Best Presentation Award, 2011   
Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) Best Poster Award, 2010