Hyuntae Na, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
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Olmsted Building, W255c

Dr. Na holds a Ph.D. in computer science and an M.S. in computer science from Iowa State University. He also holds an M.S. in computer science and engineering from Hanyang University. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Na worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant at Iowa State University.

Research Interests


Computational Structural Biology

Computational Geometry

Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition

Machine Learning


Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "The Effective Degeneracy of Protein Normal Modes," Physical Biology. Vol. 13, No. 3, pages 036002, May 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1478-3975/13/3/036002

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, D. Ben-Avraham, "Universality of vibrational spectra of globular proteins," Physical Biology. Vol. 13, No. 1, pages 016008, February 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26907186

Hyuntae Na, Robert L. Jernigan, Guang Song, "Bridging between NMA and Elastic Network Models: Preserving All-atom Accuracy in Coarse-grained Models," PLoS Comput. Biol. Vol. 11, Issue 10, 22 pages, October 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26473491

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "The performance of fine-grained and coarse-grained elastic network models and its dependence on various factors," Proteins. Vol. 83, Issue 7, pages 1273-1283, July 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25917684

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "Quantitative delineation of how breathing motions open ligand migration channels in myoglobin and its mutants," Proteins. Vol. 83, Issue 4, pages 757-770, April 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25645487

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "Conventional NMA As a Better Standard for Evaluating Elastic Network Models," Proteins. Vol. 83, Issue 2, pages 259-267, February 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25471641

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "Bridging between normal mode analysis and elastic network models," Proteins. Vol. 82, Issue 9, September 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24692201

Hyuntae Na, Guang Song, "A natural unification of GNM and ANM and the role of inter-residue forces," Physical Biology. Vol. 11, No. 3, pages 036002, April 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24732806

Hyuntae Na, Seung-Yub Lee, Ersan Üstündag, Sarah L. Ross, Halil Ceylan, and Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan, "Development of a Neural Network Simulator for Studying the Constitutive Behavior of Structural Composite Materials," International Scholarly Research Notices Materials Science, Vol. 2013, 10 pages, 2013. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2013/147086

Jong Ryul Kim, Hyun Tae Na, Young Shik Moon, "A Robust Algorithm for Tracking Non-rigid Objects Using Deformed Template and Level-Set Theory", Journal of Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea, Computer & Information, Vol. 40, No. 3, pages 1-10, May 2003. http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Article/NODE00488041

Hyuntae Na, Tu-Liang Lin, and Guang Song. Generalized Spring Tensor Models for Protein Fluctuation Dynamics and Conformation Changes. In: Protein Conformational Dynamics (Ed. Ke-Li Han, Xin Zhang, Ming-jun Yang), Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 805, pages 107-135, Springer, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24446359


B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Iowa State)