Email: qpeng AT cs dot ucsd dot edu

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404
Office: EBU3B 4254


Pavel Pevzner
Bioinformatics Lab @ CSE Department
Joe Ecker
Plant Biology Lab @ Salk Institute


Andrew Smith @ USC
Glenn Tesler, Math Dept. @ UCSD


My research was partially funded by


My research interest and strength broadly defined is to develop algorithms for computational problems that arise from the unique features of biological data. My research projects have ranged from genome rearrangements, repeat identification, whole genome duplications, to high-throughput sequencing analysis, computational epigenomics, and the study of genetic variations.
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Instructor: Discrete Mathematics
Teaching Assistant Mentor: Teaching Methods in Computer Science
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Multiple courses in algorithms and bioinformatics.
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Peng Q, Ecker JR "Detection of allele-specific methylation through a generalized heterogeneous epigenome model", Bioinformatics 2012 28: i163-i171
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Peng Q, Smith AD "Multiple assembly from reads alignable to a common reference genome", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 2011 8(5): 1283-1295
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Peng Q, Alekseyev M, Tesler G, Pevzner PA "Decoding the Genomic Architecture of Mammalian and Plant Genomes: Synteny Blocks and Large-Scale Duplications." Communications in Information and Systems 2010 10(1): 1-22
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Peng Q, Alekseyev M, Tesler G, Pevzner PA "Decoding Synteny Blocks and Large-Scale Duplications in Mammalian and Plant Genomes." WABI09 LNCS 5724: 220-232, 2009
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Chekanova JA*, Gregory BD*, Reverdatto SV, Chen H, Yazaki J, Li P, Skiba N, Peng Q, Alonso J, Brukhin V, Grossniklaus U, Ecker JR, and Belostotsky DA "Genome-Wide High-Resolution Mapping of Exosome Substrates in the Arabidopsis Transcriptome." Cell 2007 131: 1340-1353
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Peng Q, Pevzner PA, Tesler G, "The Fragile Breakage versus Random Breakage Models of Chromosome Evolution." PLoS Comput Biol. 2006 2(2): e14
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Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California-San Diego
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennesse-Memphis
B.S. in Computer Science, Beijing University