Yi-Chieh (Jessica) WuEmail: lookup
Previously, I was an EECS Ph.D. student in Manolis Kellis' Computational Biology Group, which is a part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. I worked on phylogenetics and comparative genomics, developing evolutionary models and inference algorithms for accurately reconstructing gene evolutionary histories.
I received my S.M. in June 2009 for my work in John L. Wyatt's Retinal Implant Research Group, which is part of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT. I developed coding models for retinal ganglion cells.
I graduated summa cum laude from Rice University in May 2007 with a B.S.E.E. (Electical Engineering) and a focus in systems. While there, I also worked in Lydia Kavraki's Physical and Biological Computing Group, where I used robotic algorithms to model protein flexibility.
Back in Summer 2006 (before my senior year of high school), I worked in Anvar Zakhidov's Nanophysics for Devices Group at the University of Texas at Dallas as part of the Welch Summer Scholar Program. I studied the structure and characteristics of photonic crystals.
Last updated 09/01/14.