Albert Dominguez Mantes


PhD Student

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Hey there! I’m a PhD student in the Weigert group and the La Manno group at EPFL in Switzerland. I hold a BSc in Data Science and Engineering by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and I’m currently enroled in the Computational Biology PhD program at EPFL.

I’m developing computational methods for the analysis of fluorescence microscopy images. One of my main focus is on developing methods that are easily adoptable for other researchers. As such, I’m big on open source and best software engineering practices.

Previously, I worked on ML-based methods for population genetics in the Bustamante lab at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Image Processing group at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Outside of academia, I spent two great years working as a Data Scientist at a startup, Abi Global Health, where I developed and deployed NLP models for usage in a conversational setting. I was also involved in maintaining the main product’s backend as well as general analytics.

Please reach out if you’re interested in my work or just want to chat about any of these topics!

selected publications

  1. Neural ADMIXTURE for rapid genomic clustering
    Albert Dominguez Mantes ,  Daniel Mas Montserrat ,  Carlos D. Bustamante , and 2 more authors
    Nature Computational Science, 2023
  2. Spotiflow: accurate and efficient spot detection for imaging-based spatial transcriptomics with stereographic flow regression
    Albert Dominguez Mantes ,  Antonio Herrera ,  Irina Khven , and 7 more authors
    bioRxiv, 2024