Dr. Clement helps supervise the Computational Science Laboratory, which investigates new algorithms for solving problems in computational biology. He is currently working with others on DNA analysis algorithms and applications. Specifically, he researches phylogenetic analysis, i.e., researching the evolutionary histories through the examination of DNA.
GRADUATE COORDINATOR AND PROFESSOR
Dr. Giraud-Carrier's research interests include data mining, meta-learning, computational health science, social capital and social media applications, structure-rich data, and incremental learning. As part of the Computational Health Science Research Group, he brings his expertise in data mining to a team whose goal is to survey, predict, and help when people communicate about health issues on social media.
Dr. Snell studies parallel and distributed computing and programming. He teaches courses in operating systems and parallel processing and is one of the directors of the Computational Science Laboratory. One of his interests is computational biology, and he helped create the Genomic Next-Generation Universal MAPper (GNUMAP), a program designed to accurately map sequence data back to a genome of any size.
ASSOCIATE DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Dr. Ventura's main research interests include evolutionary computation and computational creativity. With his students, Dr. Ventura created DARCI, a computer program that uses a neural network to evaluate and even create art. They also developed PIERRE, a program that evaluates and creates recipes.
Dr. Warnick's research focuses on the analysis and design of processes for making decisions from data. He directs the IDeA Labs at BYU. IDeA Labs are a network of laboratories operated by a single, interdisciplinary research group. The labs include life sciences, business, engineering, and social systems.