Since Jan. 2018 I am a Professor in UC Berkeley's
Center for Computational Biology,
a member of the steering committee for the
Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab,
Chan Zuckerberg investigator.
From 2007 to 2017 I was at Microsoft Research, through
Cambridge, MA; Los Angeles and
Redmond, WA. Before that I did my PhD in the machine learning group at the
University of Toronto, in my wonderful hometown of Toronto.
My undergraduate studies in Physics and Computer Science were at
My area of expertise is in machine learning and applied statistics for computational biology. I'm interested in both methods development as well as application of methods to enable new insight into basic biology and medicine. A recent print interview focused on my CRISPR work can be found here. If you're interested more generally in how machine learning and biology go together, check out this Talking Machines interview with me instead. If you're interested in my FaST-LMM or EWASher work, please go to this landing page.