Dr Sarinder was awarded a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2000 and a Master in Computer Science in 2002 from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya (UM). She then completed her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya in 2007. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the same department. Dr. Sarinder has been very active in teaching, supervision, publication, research, and administration. She has taught courses such as Introduction to Database Systems, Advanced Database and Big Data, Programming in Bioinformatics, Data Analytics in Biology, Algorithms and Tools in Bioinformatics, and Computing at Master and undergraduate levels. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Data Science & Bioinformatics Laboratory at UM which has a team of both local and international collaborators from the University Malaya Medical Centre, UM Cancer Institute, Monash University Malaya, University of Cambridge, and the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Sarinder’s main research interest is managing, representing, and analyzing scientific data using computational tools and techniques. Her contribution towards these projects is mostly in building digital systems using visual analytics, databases, and data science techniques. Currently, she is engaged in a project on Electronic Medical Records (EMR) at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), mainly in building the Breast Cancer Digital Ecosystem using scientifically driven clinical informatics solutions for efficient clinical workflow. Dr Sarinder is also working with genome scientists from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan to develop a framework for finding novel therapeutics for metastatic cancer using bioinformatics tools and algorithms. Dr Sarinder is on the Editorial Board of BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Medical Informatics, and Decision Making and an Associate Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Science (MJS). She was also the chair of the International Symposium on Biomedical Data Infrastructure 2013 and 4th Data Analytics in Biomedicine Workshop (DAB 2013) organized by IEEE. Dr Sarinder was also a Visiting Scholar at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK, and a Visiting Professor and External Examiner for the Bachelor of Bioinformatics (Hons) Program at Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia. She is on the MQA Panel of Assessors for Multimedia University and International Medical University Malaysia. Dr Sarinder is an exco-member of Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network and an auditor for the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics. She has recently been appointed as a Consultant by Sigma Teguh Sdn Bhd for Big Data and Machine Learning Algorithms projects.
Data Science, Bioinformatics Databases, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Genome Informatics, Data Modeling