Christopher Langmead releases a free, online course covering topics relevant to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
In addition to the appointment of Russell Schwartz as our new department head and the award of the new COVID-19 grant to Ziv Bar-Joseph, some other exciting events have happened recently in the Computational Biology Department: Phillip Compeau has been promoted to Associate Teaching Professor. Min Xu has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor […]
Proposals Among 26 Awards From C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute PITTSBURGH Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science who have proposed using artificial intelligence to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic are among the first recipients of funding from the newly created C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI). Ziv Bar-Joseph, FORE Systems Professor in the Computational […]
PITTSBURGH— Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July 1. Schwartz, a professor in both the Computational Biology Department (CBD) and the Department of Biological Sciences, will succeed Robert F. Murphy, who founded CBD and is stepping down […]
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Byron Spice Thursday, April 9, 2020 Jian Ma, an associate professor in the Computational Biology Department, is one of 175 scientists, writers, artists and other scholars awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The latest class of fellows was selected from almost 3,000 applicants based on their prior achievement and exceptional promise, the foundation said. […]
Assistant Research Professor Min Xu recently received notice that he has been awarded an NSF grant for developing novel computational methods to significantly reduce the amount of annotations required for supervised deep learning based cryo-electron tomography analysis. Cells are basic structural and functional units of all known living organisms. Understanding the structures of large individual […]
A first-year undergraduate student in the School of Computer Science is the first author of a recently published paper describing the evolution of several proteins involved in intracellular calcium storage in eukaryotes. The study, by Daniel Schaffer, a first-year Computational Biology major, and Drs. Lakshminarayan M.Iyer, A. Maxwell Burroughs, and L. Aravind of the National […]
DNA, Proteins Form Communities That Provide Insight Into Cellular Processes PITTSBURGH—Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins are interconnected into communities within the cell nucleus. Jian Ma, associate professor in CMU’s Computational Biology Department, […]
As a result of growth in educational programs within the Computational Biology Department, the department is looking to hire a new Assistant Teaching Professor for fall 2020. This candidate will begin by teaching two laboratory courses aimed at undergraduate and Ph.D. computational biology and computer science students: 02-261: Quantitative Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory and 02-760: […]