20 Nov

Third Student Cultural Mixer


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Note: the Fall event will be student and post doc only while the Spring event will be open to the whole department. This is to smooth the integration process for the new students. A survey showed that at least some first year students would be more likely to either attend Read More

14 Nov

What I am Reading: Part I

Just Kids (Patti Smith). This memoir details the close friendship and rise to fame of the author, singer-songwriter Patti Smith, and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.   The pair met in Brooklyn, New York in the late 1960s.  I have to be honest and admit that I only read half the Read More

14 Nov

an unconventional path to efficiency analytics

“How long did that take to run?”

I think I’ve been asked that question approximately one bazillion times in the past few years. Unsurprising: I’m working in computational biology research. Whether we’re developing our own methods or using our computing resources to analyze data for a collaborator, it’s important Read More

14 Nov

an unconventional path to efficiency analytics

“How long did that take to run?”

I think I’ve been asked that question approximately one bazillion times in the past few years. Unsurprising: I’m working in computational biology research. Whether we’re developing our own methods or using our computing resources to analyze data for a collaborator, it’s important Read More

14 Nov

an unconventional path to efficiency analytics

“How long did that take to run?”

I think I’ve been asked that question approximately one bazillion times in the past few years. Unsurprising: I’m working in computational biology research. Whether we’re developing our own methods or using our computing resources to analyze data for a collaborator, it’s important Read More

13 Nov

10 reasons to switch to ggplot

Making plots is a necessary and useful task for anyone who works with data. While making the standard plots is a pretty straightforward task in most statistical programming languagues, including R, when it comes to using R‘s base graphics to make custom plots (the plots you actually want Read More