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Ruriko Yoshida


Ph.D. UC Davis 2004


My primary research involves phylogenomics, which is the combination of two major fields in life sciences: Genomics, i.e. the function and structure of genes and genomes; and Molecular Phylogenetics, i.e., the hierarchical evolutionary relationships among organisms or genes. My work involves a synergy of large-scale computational and statistical problems, due to the sheer size and nature of genomic data.


Computational Biology, Discrete Optimization, Algebraic Statistics