David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Computer Science
Department of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Please see the webpage for the Symposium and Workshop on New Methods for Phylogenomics and Metagenomics that was held at UT-Austin on Feb 16 and 17, 2013.
Friday May 10, 2013, Big Data for Biology Symposium at UT-Austin, organized by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; details here.
My research focuses on the development of mathematical models and algorithms for estimating evolutionary history in Biology and Historical Linguistics. The main objective is to develop methods that produce much more accurate estimations of evolutionary history than can be obtained using existing tools. Our group is distinguished from many other groups in computational biology due to our focus on ultra-large datasets (anywhere from 10,000 to 1,000,000 sequences). We use real data and perform simulations to evaluate the performance of methods that we develop. This research area inolves mathematics, probability, statistics, computer science, and intensive collaborations with domain specialists. My current research is funded by the National Science Foundation (DEB 0733029 and DBI-1062335). I also recently benefited from support of the John P. Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Click here for Google Scholar Citations (i10-index 92, and h-index 41).
The CIPRES Project is finally over, but the CIPRES Portal is still available through the TeraGrid. For an abridged version of our final report, see this. The CIPRES Science Gateway, story.
"Plus de détails, plus de détails, disait-il à son fils, il n'y a d'originalité et de vérité que dans les détails..." -- Stendhal, Lucien Leuwen (a quote much loved by my stepfather, Martin J. Klein, and an essential guide for all scholarship).