I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department in 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.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University with Dr. Ben Raphael. I received my PhD in October 2015 at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where I worked with Dr. Gunnar Klau and Dr. Jaap Heringa. Please see my CV for more details.


  • 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 in 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