Workshop on the Future of Algorithms in Biology

I am part of the organizing team for the Workshop on the Future of Algorithms in Biology, an NSF-funded conference being held here at CMU on September 28 and 29. The slate of talks includes 15 speakers from a wide range of disciplines as well as shorter lightning talks, posters (including my own) and a panel discussion. More information is available on the FAB 2018 website.

ISCB-SC EIC Poster Receives Outstanding Poster at ISMB 2018

The Education and Internships Committee poster that I presented at ISMB in the Education COSI Track received the F1000 Outstanding Presentation Prize at ISMB. This is a great honor for the council and I hope it will improve the visibility of a vial program for our group. The poster focussed on our recent publication in PLOS Computational Biology which highlighted the process of the ISCB-SC Internships Program, I had mentioned it previously. The paper and poster are linked from Thanks to the entire committee for making it such a great program.

Scallop Parameter Advising accepted as a talk at ISMB 2018

I will be presenting my most recent work, titled “Automatically eliminating errors induced by suboptimal parameter choices in transcript assembly”, at the Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology (MLCSB) COSI at ISMB 2018 in Chicago. More details about the talk as well as slides will be posted before the meeting.

I will also be presenting the ISCB-SC Education and Internships Committee’s poster a the Education COSI meeting at ISMB. This is a highlight of our previously published paper in PLOS Computational Biology (see Publications > Service).

“Asymptotically optimal minimizers schemes” accepted to ISMB

Soon after joining the Kingsford group I began talking with Guillaume Marçais about his work on minimizer schemes. This year I contributed to the most recent publication in this line of work which describes the asymptotic bounds for the densities of these schemes. This work was accepted for presentation at ISMB 2018 in Chicago, IL. A preprint of the manuscript is on bioRxiv (see Publications).