Tandy Warnow

Adjunct Professor
GDC 4.510
(512) 471-9724
tandy [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu

Warnow's research combines mathematics, computer science,and statistics to develop improved models and algorithms for reconstructing complex and large-scale evolutionary histories in both biology and historical linguistics.

Selected Awards & Honors: 
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2011.
  • National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1994.
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Award in Science and Engineering, 1996.
  • Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, 2003-2004.
Selected Publications: 
  • K. Liu, S. Raghavan, S. Nelesen, C. R. Linder, and T. Warnow. "Rapid and accurate largescale coestimation of sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees." Science, vol. 324, no. 5934, pp. 1561-1564, 19 June 2009.
  • L. Nakhleh, D. Ringe, and T. Warnow. "Perfect Phylogenetic Networks: A New Methodology for Reconstructingthe Evolutionary History of Natural Languages". Language (Journal of the Linguistic Society of America), 81(2):382-420, 2005.
  • L. Nakhleh, T. Warnow, C. R. Linder, and K. St. John. 2005. "Reconstructing reticulate evolution in species - theory and practice." The Journal of Computational Biology, 12(6-7), 796-811, 2005; special issue for selected papers from RECOMB 2004.
  • T. Warnow, B.M.E. Moret, and K. St. John. 2001. "Absolute Convergence: True Trees From Short Sequences". ACM/SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) 2001.
  • L.-S. Wang and T. Warnow, 2006. "Reconstructing Chromosomal Evolution." SIAM J. Computing, Vol. 36, Issue 2, 99-131, 2006.
Professional Activities: 
  • Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research (CIPRES) project,2003-2010.
  • Chair, BDMA study section of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Co-chair, Organizing committee for the National Academy of Sciences Japanese-American Frontiers of Science, 2003.
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Computational Biology (2001-2004).
  • Advisory Board, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2006-present.