StringBio 2018

I will be giving a talk at the StringBio Workshop at UCF at the end of October. The workshop runs from the 25th to the 27th. I am scheduled to talk on the 26th in the afternoon. I am planning to talk about multiple sequence alignment accuracy estimation using Facet in the context of parameter advising. My slides are available here.

My colleague Guillaume Marçais is also speaking at the meeting, likely about methods related to minimizer ordering (some of which is joint with myself, Carl Kingsford, and others).

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. (slides) (video)

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).