Yufeng Wu, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut.
I am a professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Connecticut. I did my undergraduate study at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a second (minor) bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology in 1994. After receiving my Master’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I worked for a startup company (now part of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.) in Chicago suburb for five years. Then I returned to school and received my PhD in Computer Science at University of California, Davis under Dan Gusfield in 2007. From 2007 to 2013, I was an assistant professor at Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Connecticut. From 2013 to 2021, I was an associate professor at Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Connecticut. My main research interests are in computational biology and bioinformatics.
Graduate research assistants
- Yiming Zhang, PhD student, started August 2018.
- Qingqi Lin, PhD student, started August 2018.
- Haotian Zhang, PhD student, started August 2019.
- Neil Malik, PhD student, started August 2019.
- Xin Li, August 2014 – May 2020. First job: computational biologist at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, National Cancel Institute, NIH. Xin is the developer of the circular RNA calling tools: CircMarker and CircDBG.
- Jingwen Pei, August 2013 – July 2018 (started PhD program at January 2015). First job: computational biologist at Ancestry.com. Jingwen is the developer of the PedMix tool for ancestry inference.
- Sajad Mirzaei, August 2012 – July 2018. First job: senior software engineer at Box, Inc. (worked full-time since October 2017). Sajad is the developer of the RENT+ software tool for recombination genealogy reconstruction.
- Chong Chu, August 2012 – May 2017. First job: PostDoc at Harvard Medical School. Chong is the main developer of REPdenovo, a software tool for repeat reconstruction from sequence reads.
- Jiayin Wang, August 2009 – May 2013. First job: PostDoc at Genome Institute, Washington University at St. Louis. Current position: Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
- Jin Zhang, August 2008 – December 2012. First job: PostDoc at Genome Institute, Washington University at St. Louis. Current position: Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis Medical School. Jin is the main developer for programs SVseq and SVseq2, which have some nice ideas about finding structural variations from sequence reads.
- Ruhua Jiang: 2015. Last known position: Akamai.
- Bo Hou, 2013. Last known position: Microsoft.
- Pankaj Ghimire, 2012. Co-advised with I. Mandoiu. Last known position: an IT company in New York City.
- Hang He, 2011. Last known position: Microsoft.
- Xinyu Que, 2009. Last known position: IBM T.J. Watson lab.