We are seeking to hire new tenure-track faculty who share our vision for how computational biology can drive biomedical research. Our department is a world leader in the development and implementation of rigorous computational approaches to biomedical research problems. We are seeking applications from candidates in all research areas of computational biology and whose work […]
Schwartz elected to ISCB Board of Directors, passes torch to new Director of Computational Biology Ph.D Program
Dr. Russell S. Schwartz, Professor of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology, has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Computational Biology, the leading professional society for computational biology and bioinformatics. His election reflects his very significant contributions to research and education in the field. He is well known for […]
The fellowship, a partnership between Intel and ACM SIGHPC, aims to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in computational and data science graduate programs worldwide.
Ruan, a Computational Biology Ph.D. student, had his first first-author paper published this week in the ISMB Proceedings issue of Bioinformatics.
We are very pleased to announce the two newest additions to our prestigious and selective Lane Fellows program. Dr. Jose Lugo-Martinez received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (with a minor in Bioinformatics) from Indiana University, working with Predrag Radivojac. Since his graduation in December 2016, he has remained at IU as a fellow in their […]
William Casazza During his time at CMU, William worked in Dr. Schwartz’s lab, revisiting algorithms for building optimal maximum parsimony phylogenetic trees from tissue variation data (e.g. sequencing data, copy number variants and protein sequence data). The model that William reconstructed looks at how certain cells changed from one state to another. Next year, William […]
We are very pleased that Hosein Mohimani will be joining us as an Assistant Professor. He received his B.Sc. in mathematics and EE from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and Ph.D. in ECE from the University of California, San Diego working with internationally recognized computational biology leader Pavel Pevzner. He worked for a year and […]
Chaya Wurman, a sophomore, has recently been accepted as the first School of Computer Science student in the Undergraduate Program in Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University. A former student in the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Chaya has been active in campus organizations, including ChemE Car, where she led a team to develop a […]
RECOMB-Seq, a workshop held immediately following the RECOMB conference, focuses on improving sequence data management, analysis and interpretation by applying statistical and algorithmic approaches. This year, the Computational Biology Department represents approximately 12% of the accepted proceedings papers: Mingfu Shao and Carl Kingsford. Theory and Algorithm for the Minimum Path Flow Decomposition Problem Hongyi Xin, […]
Proceedings papers acceptances recently came out for the top two computational biology conferences, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB). ISMB 2017 We are very pleased that 5 papers by members of the Computational Biology Department (CBD) have been accepted for presentation at ISMB 2017 – only 16% of […]