Postdoctoral Researchers

  1. Dr. Samuel F. Way
    My current research focuses on developing novel techniques for analyzing microbial communities and genomes. Coming from an engineering background, my approaches often borrow ideas from text mining and signal processing to devise fast and efficient algorithms for classifying, searching, and interpreting biological data. Currently, I'm collaborating with Rob Knight and Ken Krauter's labs, developing a system to measure substance abuse using the oral microbiome. Sam Way

Doctoral Students

  1. Andy Kavran (PhD Chemistry and Biochemistry and IQ Biology, co-advised with Prof. Natalie Ahn)
    I am interested in using network models to describe the behavior of biological systems, typically at the cellular and molecular scales. My research pairs community detection algorithms with high-throughput data in order to understand the differences in community structure between systems. Currently, I am applying this approach to protein expression data in order to understand the molecular relationships among several different types of cancer. Also, I am using protein phosphorylation data to investigate how melanoma cancer cells respond differently to intermittent and continuous drug treatment. Andy Kavran

  2. Allison Morgan (PhD Computer Science, and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow)
    I'm interested in the emerging field of computational social science, particularly using data mining and machine learning to examine issues of social inequality. Drawing from my background in physics, I hope to build upon and develop efficient analytical and numerical methods to analyze these complex social problems. My current research will analyze the evolution of faculty hiring networks by developing a web crawler to collect faculty directories over time. Allie Morgan

Undergraduate Students

  1. Christoph Uhl (BS Computer Science)
    I’m finishing up junior year at CU Boulder, working towards my BS in Computer Science and minor in Technology, Arts and Media. I have a deep interest and natural curiosity in learning more about the universe I have found myself in. Particularly, I want to gain more insight on the topic of difficulty and its role in people’s lives. My work at the lab is limited as of now, focusing solely on expanding ICON. Christoph Uhl

Past Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Dr. Andrea E. Berardi (funded by NSF, 2015-2016, then postdoc at University of Bern)

  2. Dr. Daniel B. Larremore (funded by NIH, 2012-2015, then Omidyar Fellow at Santa Fe Institute)

  3. Dr. Leto Peel (funded by DARPA, 2013-2015, then postdoc at Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium)
Doctoral Students

  1. Dr. Anna Broido (Applied Mathematics, 2015-2019, then data scientist at large in Bay area)

  2. Dr. Amir Ghasemian (Computer Science, 2014-2018, then postdoctoral fellow at Temple)

  3. Dr. Nora Connor (Computer Science, 2011-2018, then data scientist at Tuple Health)

  4. Dr. Samuel F. Way (Computer Science, 2014-2017, then postdoctoral fellow at Colorado)

  5. Dr. Abigail Z. Jacobs (Computer Science, 2011-2017, now faculty in Complex Systems and Information Science at Michigan)

  6. Dr. Lauren G. Shoemaker (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2011-2017, now faculty in Botany at Wyoming)

  7. Dr. Sears Merritt (Computer Science, 2011-2013, then data scientist at Mass. Mutual)
Masters Students

  1. Trevor DiMartino (Computer Science, 2016-2017, then developer and manager at Cognizant Accelerator)

  2. Kansuke Ikehara (Computer Science, 2015-2016, then developer at LingK)

  3. Christopher Aicher (Applied Math, 2012-2014, then pursuing PhD in Statistics at University of Washington)

  4. Pooneh Mortazavi (Computer Science, 2012-2013, then developer at Microsoft)

  5. Yogesh Virkar (Computer Science, 2011-2012, then pursuing PhD in Computer Science at Colorado)

  6. Chris Schenk (Computer Science, 2010-2011)
Undergraduates

  1. Alexander Ray (BS Computer Science, then developer at Amazon)

  2. McKenzie Weller (BS Computer Science, 2017-2019, then developer at Google)

  3. Tetsumichi (Telly) Umada (Computer Science, 2017-2018, then system engineer at NEC)

  4. Ellen Tucker (Mathematics, 2015-2016, then pursuing PhD in Computer Science at Northwestern University)

  5. Matthias Sainz (Computer Science, 2014-2016, then software developer at FullContact)

  6. Nico Tonozzi (Computer Science, 2014-2015)

  7. Andrew Zizzi (Aerospace Engineering, 2011-2012)

  8. Ken Sheedlo (Computer Science, 2011-2012)