Welcome to Computational Population Biology at UIC

Professor Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf

Computational Population Biology at UIC

Flu pandemic, political microtargeting, behavioral response to predator presence, species genetic diversity. Populations contain intricate connections that occur on time scales ranging from milliseconds to generations. At the Laboratory for Computational Population Biology, we explore the growing interface between Population Biology and Computer Science, from genetics to social interactions.

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The winning entry to the 2010 UIC Image of Research contest, describing the image preprocessing stage of an algorithm to automatically identify individual zebras from photographs. See the Projects page for more information.
Credit: Mayank Lahiri · License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


May 2013
  • Marco Maggioni will give a talk (paper) at HICOMB International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology on "GPU-based Steady-State Solution of the Chemical Master Equation"
  • Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf will give a keynote talk on Computatinoal Behavioral Ecology at the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications on May 20
  • At the UIC Commencement , Chayant Tantipathananandh (May 11, Engineering) and Rajmonda Sulo Caceres (May 12, LAS) have both officially received their PhDs. Lab members Jen Anderson and Islam Ismailov received MSc.
  • Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf gave a talk at the Santa Fe Institute workshop Structure, Statistical Inference and Dynamics in Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data
  • April 2013
  • April 22: Chayant Tantipathananandh successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf gave an invited talk on Dynamic Social Network Analysis at the MIT Lincoln Labs GraphEx: Graph Exploration Exploitation Symposium and Boston University Department of Statistics. Our thoughts are with the Boston Marathon victims.
  • March 2013
  • Marco Maggioni gave a talk at Nvidia GPU Technology Conference on "Unveiling Cellular Mechanisms using GPU-based Sparse Linear Algebra"