Just a short note to say that I've taken a faculty position at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan. The position is split 65%/35% between the Computer Science and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics departments, and I expect to be working on a fairly wide range of problems. My computational "focus" (such as it is) will be on applying effective computational techniques to biological data; I also will be doing experimental (wet-bench) research in vertebrate developmental gene regulatory networks.
One of the big changes that the MSU Computer Science department is contemplating is changing their intro CSE classes over to some mix of Python and C++. I'll probably be helping with that. Also, I think one of the reasons they hired me to is to introduce more open source and "agile" testing technology into the CSE curriculum there, so expect to see some posts about that soon.
I'll be starting at MSU in August 2008, a year and a half from now.
If you're interested in getting a Masters or PhD in computer science, and like the look of MSU's CSE department please contact me. I'd very much like to attract open source/Python/Web people to the department, and you wouldn't necessarily have to work with me -- there's plenty of other people there. I'm not so familiar with other people yet, but my friend Charles Ofria runs the Digital Evolution Lab, which does fantastic research.
(And, obviously, if you're interested in gene regulatory networks, developmental biology, regulatory genomics, and bioinformatics in general then we should talk...)
Posted by Jonathan Ellis on 2007-01-26 at 15:04.
Posted by Grig Gheorghiu on 2007-01-26 at 15:49.
Hey -- didn't know you accepted the position. Congratulations! And I want one of those dissertation booklets with your autograph on it. Grig
Posted by Rick on 2007-01-26 at 16:47.
Congrats! Glad to hear that you'll be in the area. Maybe you can make it to more PUG meetings down in Ann Arbor.
Posted by Kevin Dangoor on 2007-01-27 at 10:24.
Congrats, Titus! Maybe we'll get to see a bit more of you at MichiPUG meetings :) Smart Python hackers moving to Michigan is a good thing
Posted by Dan on 2007-01-29 at 18:05.
Hi, this is random... I just saw your post on Planet Python. I'm Richard Lenski's son and met you about ten years ago. I was very fascinated to hear about the inner workings of Avida back then. Anyway, congratulations on the job at MSU!!