The Computational Biology Department Undergraduate Program Welcomes Two New Students
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.
Douglas’s interest in computational biology stems from his desire to find new approaches to traditional problems. In particular, he hopes to apply the knowledge from the Computational Biology major to help achieve the possibility of fully personalized healthcare.
For Wendy, the computational biology major gives her the opportunity to explore new biological models and design more efficient algorithms. She hopes that the major’s focus on machine learning and big data will help her apply machine learning algorithms to understand the mechanisms of gene regulation.
Welcome Doug and Wendy! The Computational Biology Department will be welcoming its first freshman class of School of Computer Science students in the spring.