Thomas Courtade

Tom Courtade 


  • (7/2016) Check out our new DNA assembler HINGE: Long-Read Assembly Achieves Optimal Repeat Resolution

  • (5/2016) I have received a Hellman fellowship for my work on applying information theory to DNA sequencing

  • (5/2016) Undergrad researcher Joseph Hui wins the Arthur M. Hopkin award

  • (12/2015) Congratulations to Sang Min Han for winning a NSF Graduate Research fellowship

  • (11/2015) Ilan Shomorony wins the best talk award at the 2015 UCB Computational and Genomic Biology Retreat

  • (4/2015) Cal Day lecture at the Simons Institute

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a core member of the Center for Computational Biology at UC Berkeley.

Before joining Berkeley, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Science of Information, and spent much of that time at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. from UCLA in 2012. My research interests are in the area of information theory, broadly defined. Lately, a significant portion of my research effort has focused on applying information-theoretic principles to problems in computational biology (e.g., algorithms for DNA assembly and compression of sequencing data).

My research is supported by NSF and a Hellman Fellowship.


University of California, Berkeley
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
265 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770

tel: 510-643-0359
email: courtade@eecs

Due to the large volume of email that I receive, I apologize in advance that I am not able to respond to all inquiries about student or postdoc openings. Nonetheless, if you have a strong quantitative background and think your interests are compatible with mine, please feel free to contact me.


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