Harihara Subrahmaniam Muralidharan

hsmurali AT cs DOT umd DOT edu

I am Harihara Subrahmaniam Muralidharan and I am a graduate student in the department of computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park. I work with Prof. Mihai Pop on problems in bioinformatics and computational biology with a focus in computational genomics and metagenomics.

Prior to graduate school, I spent 3 wonderful years at the TCS innovation labs at Chennai, India working on analytics for cyberphysical systems, mentored by Dr. Arunchandar Vasan, Dr. Venkatesh Sarangan and, Dr. Srinarayana Nagarathinam.

I was a research intern at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona between Feb 2015 and Jun 2015 as a part of the Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) at SASTRA University. At UPC I worked with Prof. Tomàs Aluja Banet on Learning Analytics at the inLab.


Jul, 2022 Presented SCRAPT: An Iterative Algorithm for Clustering Large 16S rRNA Datasets in ISMB 2022 at Madison, Wisconsin.
Jun, 2022 Presented an updated analysis of the hotspring metagenomes and, Binnacle at the ASM Microbe’22 in Washington D.C.
Nov, 2021 Attended CSHL Genome Informatics Workshops and presented a poster titled “Comparative metagenomic genome analysis of Synechococcus spp. in microbial mats across a temperature gradient in hotsprings from Yellowstone National Park”
Feb, 2021 Binnacle is accepted for publication in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Oct, 2020 Attended CSHL Microbiome workshops and presented a poster of PIRATE.
Jul, 2020 Gave a talk of PIRATE-Phage Identification fRom Assembly-graph varianT Elements at virutal ISMB 2020.
Nov, 2019 Presented One for All, All for One: A Scalable Decision-Making Framework for Demand Response with a District Cooling Plant at The 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (BuildSys 2019), Columbia University, Newyork City.
Aug, 2018 Joined University of Maryland, College Park for graduate studies.