Mingfu Shao

Lane Fellow
Computational Biology Department
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Email: mingfu.shao # cs.cmu.edu
Address: GHC 7401, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

About me

I finished my postdoc study at June 30, 2018. After that I joined Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor. My current website is here.

I have been a Lane Fellow at CMU under the supervision of Prof. Carl Kingsford. I obtained my Ph.D. (Thesis: Models and Algorithms for Comparative Genomics) in July 2015 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Bernard M.E. Moret. Here is my CV.

My research interests lie in algorithm design and combinatorial optimization, and particularly their applications in computational biology. Currently I am working on transcriptome assembly, RNA-seq quantification, and cancer transcriptome analysis. I am also very interested in genome rearrangements, phylogeny reconstruction, and protein folding.