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Rising Stars

07 Oct
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Wednesday, 10/07/2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual via Zoom
Rising Stars
Speaker: Samantha Petti

Samantha Petti is a postdoc at the NSF-Simons Center for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology at Harvard. In May 2020, she earned her PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization from Georgia Tech, where she was advised by Santosh Vempala. Previously, she graduated from Williams College where she majored in Mathematics. Her graduate work focused on random graphs, probability, and algorithms. Broadly, she is interested in applying her theoretical training to create computational tools to make sense of the recent explosion of biological sequence data.

The UMass Amherst CICS Rising Stars in Computer Science lecture series highlights the stellar work of young computer scientists about to launch into careers in academia. Join us to hear from rising stars working to solve pressing issues facing the field. To join this virtual meeting via Zoom, click here.

Attendees will need to sign into their UMass account and utilize a passcode to enter this meeting. If you need this passcode, please see the advertised information for talks on the seminars mailing list or email Alex Taubman for the password.