Research Group


Yufeng Wu, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut.

I am an associate 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. 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.




  • 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.