Phillip CompeauAssistant Teaching Professor/Assistant Department Head for Education Carnegie Mellon UniversityComputational Biology Department
Dr. Compeau is passionate about both online and offline education and how they can inform and enrich each other with respect to best pedagogical practices. He completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at UC San Diego, where he co-founded Rosalind (http://rosalind.info), a platform for learning computational biology and algorithms through problem solving; 30,000 users have solved at least one problem on Rosalind, and almost 100 professors have used it to automate their assessments in offline classes. Phillip also helped lead the development of the first massive open online course (MOOC) in computational biology in 2013, which has since grown into the Bioinformatics Specialization mini-degree on Coursera (http://coursera.org/specialization/bioinformatics). He is the co-author (with Pavel Pevzner) of Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach (http://bioinformaticsalgorithms.com).