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Kevin Cheng

Scientist Developer, Institute of Environmental and Science Research (ESR)

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Kevin Cheng

Scientist Developer, Institute of Environmental and Science Research (ESR)

Kevin Cheng is a Scientist Developer at the Institute of Environmental and Science Research (ESR). He is involved with developmental research and validation for probabilistic genotyping software, and teaching the concepts of probabilistic genotyping when required, most recently in Beijing. Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from The University of Melbourne, and his Master of Science in Bioinformatics from The University of Melbourne, where his thesis focused on developing a tool for the identification of organisms in metagenomic data using k-mers. Kevin is a member of the team that was awarded The New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize in 2018. He is interested in computer programming (Python and R) and statistical methods to assist with forensic science as well as in NGS/MPS methods. He enjoys playing video games and is currently a Ph.D. Student at The University of Auckland, working on possible methods to further improve probabilistic genotyping.