I am currently a professor in the
Department of Mathematics of
Simon Fraser University.
I was previously with the
Computer Science Department
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
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 Fall 2015 term, I will
teach MATH 345: Graph Theory I and MATH 154: Calculus for Life Sciences I.
I am part of the VanBUG seminar series organizing team, and admission chair for the MADD-GEN graduate program.
News and links.
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.
a machine-learning tool for the prediction of GPI-anchored protein
Selected recent papers.