Ben Raphael
Professor of Computer Science

Areas of Research: Computational biology, machine learning, cancer, single-cell and spatial technologies
  • Computer Science
Research Lab
309 Computer Science

We develop algorithms and mathematical models to address biological problems. Major areas of interest include computational cancer genomics, human structural variation, and comparative genomics.

The motivation for many of our current projects derives from the tremendous advances in DNA sequencing technology over the past few years. Next-generation DNA sequencing machines have lowered the cost of DNA sequencing by orders of magnitude, and enabled a variety of new applications such as personal genome sequencing and cancer genome sequencing.