Tandy Warnow

University of Texas


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Dr. Warnow is David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research combines mathematics, computer science, and statistics to develop improved models and algorithms for reconstructing complex and large-scale evolutionary histories in both biology and historical linguistics. She received her PhD in Mathematics at UC Berkeley under the direction of Gene Lawler, and did postdoctoral training with Simon Tavare and Michael Waterman at USC. She received the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Award in Science and Engineering in 1996. She was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies from 2003-2004. Tandy is a member of five graduate programs at the University of Texas, including Computer Science; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Mathematics; and Computational and Applied Mathematics. She is also the director for the multi-disciplinary CIPRES (Cyber-Infrastructure for Phylogenetic Research) Project, currently funded by the NSF under its Information Technology Program.