Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach

About The Authors

Phillip Compeau


Phillip Compeau is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Carnegie Mellon University Computational Biology Department, where he serves as Assistant Director of the Master's in Computational Biology program. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC San Diego and completed his Master's degree at Cambridge University. Phillip co-founded Rosalind, an online platform for learning bioinformatics. A retired tennis player, he dreams of one day going pro in golf.


Pavel Pevzner is Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor (2006-present), an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow (2010), and an International Society for Computational Biology Fellow (2012). In addition to Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach, he has authored the textbooks Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (2000) and An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms (2004) (jointly with Neil Jones).