ESP Biography

NOAH DANIELS, MIT computer science postdoc, PhD from Tufts

Major: CSAIL

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mathematics and the Computation and Biology Group in CSAIL at MIT, working with Professor Bonnie Berger. I received my Ph.D in computer science from Tufts University in May, 2013. My doctoral advisor was Professor Lenore Cowen. My dissertation is “Remote homology detection in proteins using graphical models.”

I am working on various problems in computational biology (particularly on algorithms that take advantage of the particular structure of data, in order to make biological data science more tractable). I also have an interest in functional programming, and computer science education in general.

In the past, I have been involved with several interesting companies including Analog Devices, IntrinsiQ, and Panjiva.

Past Classes

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C9958: Advanced Functional Programming in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Oh sure, you could write a program that runs over all the elements of a list and does something, but that's not interesting. How about something that iterates over any data structure? Or a function that runs backwards? Maybe we'll even make the "printf" function type-safe. Monads and typeclasses will be among the easier things we cover in this class. This class will be taught in Haskell, but the concepts covered are more general.