Ms Inna Tishchenko

Ms Inna Tishchenko

Research Academic

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science

Career Summary


Inna joined the University of Newcastle as research academic at the Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based medicine (CIBM) in 2014, following her interests in data analysis and biomedical science.

Inna graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Robotics, Systems and Control, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, in 2012. In the years 2010 and 2011 she was employed by ETH Zurich as a teaching assistant in computational mathematics. Inna completed her master's thesis in collaboration with ABB Corporate Research Switzerland Ltd, during which she solved the optimisation problem of minimising fuel consumption of dual fuel turbocharged engines. Following the completion of her master's degree, she accomplished an internship with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where she worked on computer vision related problems.

At CIBM, Inna has been involved in data analysis for Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease related data. She has been working on molecular subtyping and DNA copy number aberration problems within malignant breast tissue, specifically covering cancer tumours of basal-like, luminal and HER2-enriched types. Inna has also worked on the clustering problem of stratifying Alzheimer's Disease patients into distinct groups by their symptomatic characteristics. Her research brings together a number of disciplines and techniques, including clustering and classification problems, graph analysis, filtering techniques, survival analysis, statistical significance analysis and biomedical interpretation of the results.


  • Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich
  • Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich


  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Systems Analysis


  • German (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent)
  • French (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060102 Bioinformatics 20
010406 Stochastic Analysis and Modelling 40
010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2014 -  Research Academic University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
1/02/2010 - 1/06/2011 Teaching Assistant ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2012 - 31/08/2013 Internship Trainee CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
ICT Centre
1/03/2012 - 1/09/2012 Master Thesis Student ABB Corporate Research Switzerland Ltd
1/09/2011 - 31/12/2011 Internship Trainee ABB Switzerland Ltd
Turbocharging Systems


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Milioli HH, Vimieiro R, Riveros C, Tishchenko I, Berretta R, Moscato P, 'The Discovery of Novel Biomarkers Improves Breast Cancer Intrinsic Subtype Prediction and Reconciles the Labels in the METABRIC Data Set.', PLoS One, 10 e0129711 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0129711
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Carlos Riveros, Pablo Moscato

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Milioli HH, Tishchenko I, Riveros C, Berretta R, Moscato P, 'Molecular classification of basal-like breast cancer subtypes based on predictive survival markers', ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY, Brussels, BELGIUM (2015)
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdv117.11
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Carlos Riveros, Regina Berretta

Ms Inna Tishchenko


Research Academic
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

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