Ron Shamir

Tel Aviv University


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Dr. Shamir is Professor of Computer Science and holds the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair in Bioinformatics at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He has a BSc in mathematics and physics from Hebrew University and a Ph.D. in operations research from UC Berkeley. Dr. Shamir founded the bioinformatics undergraduate degree program at TAU and heads the Edmond J. Safra Bioinformatics Program at TAU. He specializes in design and analysis of algorithms, and since 1990 has focused on computational biology, specifically focusing on using computation to advance biology. His research interests include gene expression analysis, comparative genomics, gene regulation, systems biology and medical genetics. He serves on the editorial board of ten leading journals and series in theoretical computer science and computational biology, and was on the steering committee of RECOMB for 13 years. Dr. Shamir has over 200 scientific publications.