Dr. Jessica Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Friday, December 4th
3:30 p.m. (reception)
4:00 p.m. (talk)
Computational techniques have long been applied to biological data to address a wide range of evolutionary questions.
This talk will focus on the need for accurate, efficient, scalable, and general computational methods for reconstructing gene evolutionary histories. The TreeFix algorithm that combines sequence data and species histories to correct reconstruction errors will be presented along with a demonstration of how the accurate predictions enabled by TreeFix have been used to improve our understanding of evolution.
Students, Faculty/Staff invited to attend!