Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary area dedicated to answering questions arising from the genome revolution. It spans multiple areas in computer science, including algorithms for combinatorial optimization, machine learning, data management, and scientific computing. It brings together scientists and engineers from many fields, including computer science, molecular biology, genomics, genetics, mathematics, statistics, and physics. The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is organized as a center within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), an interdisciplinary research institute supporting high-performance computing research across the College Park campus. 

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Recent News

We are pleased to announce that S. Cenk Sahinalp has been named a University of Maryland Computer Science Department Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Sahinalp is a Professor of Computing Science at Simon...
February 15, 2012. CS faculty member Carl Kingsford has received the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship in the area of evolutionary and computational molecular biology. Prof. Kingsford is one of...
Mihai Pop was highlighted in a NSF press release on Cloud Computing and his research as part of the Cluster Exploratory (CLuE) program. http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114686&org=...
Steven Salzberg was quoted in Science about his research on the cow genome. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/43190/description/Cattle_genome_sequenced

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