I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Prior to joining as faculty, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of California, San Diego in Pavel Pevzner's lab. In November 2010, I received my doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Ming Li and Prabhakar Ragde.
My research aims to design and implement efficient algorithms that solve computational problems in genomics and transcriptomics. I frequently collaborate with biologists, mathematicians and clinician scientists in the tool development in order to ensure their practical application.