Sandor Vajda and the Vajda Lab combine mathematical and computational tools to explore molecular interactions, with an emphasis on protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. By studying and understanding these interactions, the Vajda Lab makes great strides in developing computational software for protein engineering and drug design. Prof. Vajda also co-organizes the biennial Conference on Modeling of Protein Interactions with Prof. Ilya Vakser at the University of Kansas Center for Computational Biology. The conference attracts a wide range of attendees from both academia and industry