The Computational Biology Department Sponsored Recent STEM Junction Symposium
December 12, 2017
STEM Junction Symposium 2017
The Computational Biology Department recently sponsored Fox Chapel Area High School’s STEM Junction Symposium, an all-day bioinformatics event hosting 180 students from the Pittsburgh area. The Symposium was organized by Fox Chapel senior Shania Khatri to introduce high school students with an interest in computer science and biology...
Bar-Joseph Appointed to Endowed Chair
December 8, 2017
FORE Systems Professorship Celebration. FORE Systems Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning
At a ceremony this week, Professor Ziv Bar-Joseph was appointed FORE Systems Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning. Professor Bar-Joseph is a world leader in computational methods for understanding dynamic biological systems, a critical area of research...
Natalie Sauerwald awarded Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Scholarship in Life Sciences
December 5, 2017
Sauerwald, a 3rd year Ph.D student, is a member of Dr. Carl Kingsford's lab.
The Computational Biology Department Undergraduate Program Welcomes Two New Students
November 14, 2017
Douglas Qian and Wendy Yang, both juniors at Carnegie Mellon University, have been accepted to the Undergraduate Program in Computational Biology in the School of Computer Science.
CMU Software Assembles RNA Transcripts More Accurately
November 13, 2017
Method should help scientists understand regulation of gene expression
Computational Biology Guarantees Research Experience for Undergrads
October 30, 2017
The Computational Biology Department is guaranteeing that all students in its new undergrad degree program will be able to pursue a semester-long research experience.
Carnegie Mellon Ranked First in publications in highly-selective Computational Biology conferences
October 18, 2017
Based on analysis by csrankings.org, Carnegie Mellon is the front-runner in computational biology. The rankings are based upon accepted proceedings papers at the top computational biology conferences, ISMB and RECOMB. These conferences typically accept only around 15% of submitted papers and the number of accepted papers over many years is a strong indication of...
CBD searching for diverse faculty in Computational Biology
September 18, 2017
Computational Biology Department Faculty
We are seeking to hire new tenure-trackfaculty 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...
Schwartz elected to ISCB Board of Directors, passes torch to new Director of Computational Biology Ph.D Program
August 28, 2017
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...
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.
First author paper for Xiongtao Ruan published in ISMB Proceedings
July 21, 2017
Ruan, a Computational Biology Ph.D. student, had his first first-author paper published this week in the ISMB Proceedings issue of Bioinformatics.
Computational Biology Department Adds Two New Lane Fellows
June 19, 2017
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...
New Faculty Member Joining the Computational Biology Department
May 5, 2017
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...
Computational Biology Department Admits First Student to New Undergraduate Program
April 26, 2017
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...
Dr. Phillip Compeau Appointed Assistant Department Head for Education
March 21, 2017
In addition to his role as an Assistant Teaching Professor, Dr. Compeau will be overseeing the new Computational Biology Undergraduate Program within the School of Computer Science, as well as serving as an assistant director of the MSCB (Master of Science in Computational Biology) program.