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Leo Elworth recently received his PhD in Computer Science at Rice University working on statistical modeling of DNA sequence evolution. He was advised by Dr. Luay Nakhleh, the J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rice. Since joining at Rice, Leo was awarded a graduate research fellowship from the National Library of Medicine, has published work in computational biology in journals such as Bioinformatics, presented research at scientific conferences like RECOMB-CG in Barcelona and WABI in Helsinki, and contributed to a soon to be released book on computational modeling of evolutionary histories of genomes.

Education

PhD, Computer Science, Rice University (2019)

MS, Computer Science, Rice University (2017)

BS, Computer Science, University of Arkansas (2011)