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.