I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department and a Faculty Affiliate of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

My research focuses on tumor phylogenetics in the context of intra-tumor heterogeneity. I develop phylogeny inference algorithms to study the progression of a tumor from its initial stage, where a healthy cell acquires its first somatic mutation, to the final stages, where tumor cells metastasize and invade and colonize distant organs and tissues.


  • Aug 9, 2018: Our paper on the hardness of the Parsimonious Migration History problem is available online
  • Jul 19, 2018: I attended the AI in Medicine workshop at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (link for slides and poster)
  • Jul 13, 2018: I gave two talks at ISMB 2018
  • May 5, 2018: Our paper on visualizing small graphs together with a collection of node sets in Cytoscape is available online
  • Apr 26, 2018: Our paper on reconstructing migration patterns in metastatic cancers is available online on Nature Genetics
  • Apr 20, 2018: Our poster won the best poster award at RECOMB CCB
  • Apr 19, 2018: I gave a talk at Indiana University Bloomington