David Haussler, PhD
Professor of biomolecular engineering
David Haussler serves as the Distinguished Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he directs the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). He is also the scientific co-director for the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research.
Dr. Haussler’s research lies at the interface of mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology and involves developing new statistical and algorithmic methods to explore the molecular evolution of the human genome. He played a leading role in developing the new field of computational biology. He leads the Genome Bioinformatics Group, which designed and built the program that assembled the first working draft of the human genome sequence and posted it on the internet.
Dr. Haussler is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a consulting professor at both Stanford Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco, Biopharmaceutical Sciences Department, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has received a number of awards, including the Dan David Prize, in the Future category, the Weldon Memorial prize for application of mathematics and statistics to biology, and the ASHG Curt Stern Award in Human Genetics. He was also awarded the Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award from the International Society for Computational Biology, the Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in Artificial Intelligence.
March 28 - 31, 2019
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
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