Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu
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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College.

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.

As an undergraduate, I also did summer internships at Microsoft and National Instruments.


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