Building Momentum in Missoula

It’s been a good first year in the Computer Science Department at the University of Montana, in amazing Missoula. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching great students and been fortunate to build a nice little research group consisting of some really talented people (a PhD student, a couple Masters students, and three Undergrads). We’ve started to make some nice progress on research related to translated search in HMMER, improvements to the application of fast text indexes (esp. the FM index) to remote homology search, and annotation of Transposable Elements. I’ll write more about both the students and their research projects in future posts.

Now as summer hits, it’s time to get the house in order. This is part of that process – establishing a blog where I can write about things happening in our group. Sadly, has been recently taken (though not used) by someone else, so I’ve chosen the kinda-long I don’t suppose that’ll cause me problems … but if anyone knows a way to grab hold of an unused wordpress name, please let me know.


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