Graduating Computational Biology Researchers Take Next Steps
May 17, 2017
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 is...
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...
Another impressive performance by CBD in ISMB and RECOMB acceptances
April 18, 2017
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).
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 submitted...
Natalie Sauerwald and She Zhang Publish Work on Chromosomal Dynamics using the GNM
April 12, 2017
This is the first structure-based study of chromosomal dynamics using elastic network models, between the Bahar and Kingsford labs.
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.
Computational Method Makes Gene Expression Analyses More Accurate
March 6, 2017
A new computational method can improve the accuracy of gene expression analyses, which are increasingly used to diagnose and monitor cancers and are a major tool for basic biological research.
Computational Biologist Part of All-Star Alzheimer's Collaboration
February 21, 2017
PITTSBURGH—Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computational Biology Department, is part of an all-star research team that aims to find new ways to translate genetic findings into new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.