About Fabio Cumbo

I’m a Software Engineer with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Automation Engineering, currently Postdoctoral Researcher at the Blankenberg Lab, Center for Computational Life Sciences, Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Have a look at my professional profile, including my working experiences, achievements, and academic contributions, on my Curriculum Vitae.

You can find all my published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and pre-prints on my Google Scholar profile.

I’m always available for new collaborations! Get in touch with me at fabio.cumbo@gmail.com or cumbof@ccf.org

Research Interests

My research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Bioinformatics: with a research experience of over 10 years, my interests cover a wide spectrum of research areas under the bioinformatics domain with a particular emphasis on Metagenomics and the design of new computational techniques for the characterization of known and yet-to-be-named microbial species.

  • Machine Learning: experienced in teaching modern Big Data Analytics and Visualization techniques, I also designed novel energy- and memory-efficient machine learning methods for dealing with massive amounts of biomedical data with commodity hardware as well as in distributed environments.

  • Hyperdimensional Computing: a.k.a. Vector-Symbolic Architectures, this is an emerging way of computing with vectors in a high-dimensional space. As a new computational paradigm, it has an innumerable fields of application, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, robotics, natural language processing, bioinformatics, and the internet of things, among other scientific disciplines.


03/2024πŸ† Cleveland Clinic Excellence Award in recognition of demonstrated exceptional outstanding achievements
11/2023πŸ—£οΈ Invited speaker at the Institute for Systems Analysis and Computer Science β€œAntonio Ruberti” in Rome, Italy, with two talks titled β€œTowards revealing the hidden diversity of the microbial dark matter and its relation to host health and environmental factors” and β€œComputing with high-dimensional vectors: theory and applications in bioinformatics”
07/2023πŸ—£οΈ Presented β€œInvestigating the known and unknown microbial composition of metagenomic samples made easy with MetaSBT in Galaxy” with a poster and talk at the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2023) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
09/2022πŸ—£οΈ Presented β€œFeature selection with vector-symbolic architecture: a casa study on microbial profiles of shotgun metagenomic samples of colorectal cancer” with a poster at the 9th Annual Genetics Education Symposium organized by the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute and the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare in Cleveland, OH, USA
08/2022πŸŽ“ Certificate of Quantum Excellence issued by IBM for successfully completing the Qiskit Global Summer School 2022
07/2022πŸ—£οΈ Presented β€œMicrobial Strain Characterization and Subtyping of Metagenome-Assembled Genomes With Sequence Bloom Trees in Galaxy” with a poster and talk at the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022) in Minneapolis, MN, USA
05/2022πŸ† Awarded with the Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022) Fellowship
03/2022🌱 Started a new position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Blankenberg Lab, Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA