Brian Tjaden

Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department, Wellesley College

Dr. Tjaden is a graduate of Amherst College, where he received a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics, magna cum laude.  Following a stint as a bartender in California, he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Dr. Tjaden’s research is in the field of Computational Biology. His work focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms with applications in genomics and molecular biology.  Previously, he worked at Intel Corporation, the Institute for Systems Biology, and Harvard University.  Dr. Tjaden’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.