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Cedric Chauve
Dep. Mathematics, SFU
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

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I am currently a professor in the Department of Mathematics of Simon Fraser University. I was previously with the Computer Science Department of Université du Québec à Montréal.

I am a member of the following labs, groups and programs: Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Dynamics and Diversity of Genomes (MADD-GEN) Program (faculty), School of Computing Science, SFU (associate member), SFU Discrete Mathematics Group, Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM), Centre for Operations Research and Decision Sciences (CORDS), Bioinformatics Training Program for Health Research (associate faculty), PIMS International Graduate Training Centre (IGTC) in Mathematical Biology, Laboratoire de Combinatoire et Informatique Mathématiques (LaCIM, UQAM).

Research interests and funding. (See following link)
My current research deals primarily with mathematical and computational questions arising from comparative genomics. This includes problems on genome rearrangements, gene families evolution, and computational analysis of RNA, with a strong focus on algorithmic and mathematical aspects.

Depending on the sessions, I am teaching courses in discrete mathematics, programming, theoretical computer science and bioinformatics. In the Spring 2015 term, I will teach MATH 343: Applied Discrete Mathematics.

Administrative activities.
I am part of the VanBUG seminar series organizing team, and admission chair for the MADD-GEN graduate program.

News and links.

Open positions. If you are interested in the application of mathematical and computational methods in genomics, I plan to supervise at least one new graduate students (PhD or MSc), starting in september 2015 (see the Computational Paleogenomics lab page for more information on my current research).
Candidates with a BSc in mathematics or computer science and a serious interest in computational biology are welcome to apply either through the Department of Mathematics, SFU (deadline January 15th, 2015) or the MADD-GEN graduate program (Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Dynamics and Diversity of Genomes).
Alternatively, you can apply to the School of Computing Sciences, SFU (deadline February 1st, 2015) or the CIHR/MSFHR bioinformatics training program. If you plan to apply in any of the last two programs, please let me know in advance as I will need to explore co-supervision options with other faculty.
Finally, I welcome at any time applications from motivated undergraduate students to work with us, either as coop interns or as USRA interns.

Students and post-doctoral fellows.
List of current and past students including their projects and publications.


  • FPSAC: Fast Phylogenetic Scaffolding of Ancient Contigs.
  • ANGES: reconstructing ANcestral GEnomeS maps.
  • BRASERO: Benchmarking RNA secondary structure comparison algorithms. Paper.
  • RNA StrAT, our RNA Structure Analysis Toolkit. ISMB 2008 poster.
  • FragANCHOR, a machine-learning tool for the prediction of GPI-anchored protein sequences. Paper.

Selected recent papers.