Seminar Talks

  1. "Supertree-like Methods for Advancing Evolutionary Genomic Biology," Computer Science Department Seminar at the University of Maryland, College Park, March 3, 2020. [Invited by Dr. Mihai Pop] [slides]
  2. "Species tree estimation in the presence of incomplete lineage sorting or gene duplication and loss," Evolution Seminar Series at the University of Wisconson-Madison, January 30, 2020. [Invited by Drs. Sébastien Roch and Chris Hittinger]
  3. "Advancing genome-scale phylogenomics through Disjoint Tree Merger methods," Systems | Information | Learning | Optimization (SILO) Seminar at the University of Wisconson-Madison, January 29, 2020. [Invited by Dr. Claudia Solís-Lemus]

Conference / Workshop Talks and Panels

  1. "FastMulRFS: Fast and highly accurate species tree estimation under generic gene duplication and loss models," 28th Conference on Intelligent Molecular Systems (ISMB), July 14, 2020. [slides]
  2. "Panel: Coalescent-based Methods in the Age of Big Data," Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) Standalone Meeting, January 5, 2020. [Invited by Dr. Claudia Solís-Lemus]
  3. "TreeMerge: A new method for improving the scalability of species tree estimation methods," 27th Conference on Intelligent Molecular Systems (ISMB), July 23, 2019. [slides]
  4. "New divide-and-conquer approaches for constructing species trees from large genomic datasets," Trees in the Desert: A workshop on ultra-large phylogenetic trees, April 13, 2019. [Invited by Dr. Michael Sanderson] [slides]
  5. "Scaling species tree estimation methods to large datasets using NJMerge," HPC and Data Science for Scientific Discovery Workshop, November 8, 2018. [slides]
  6. "NJMerge: A Generic Technique for Scaling Phylogeny Estimation Methods and Its Application to Species Trees," 16th RECOMB International Conference on Comparative Genomics (RECOMB-CG), October 11, 2018.
  7. "Scaling species tree estimation methods to large datasets using NJMerge," Phylogenomics Software Symposium, August 17, 2018. [Invited by Dr. Tandy Warnow]
  8. "Designing parallel algorithms for constructing large phylogenetic trees on Blue Waters," NCSA Blue Waters Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond, June 5, 2018.
  9. "To include of not to include: The impact of missing data on summary methods for species tree estimation," Evolution, June 18, 2016.
  10. "To include of not to include: The impact of missing data on summary methods for species tree estimation," Phylogenomics Symposium and Software School, June 16, 2016. [Invited by Dr. Tandy Warnow] [slides]
  11. "Is the ideal prolongation operator always "ideal" for a particular coarse/fine splitting?" 17th Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, March 26, 2015. [Work with Drs. Luke Olson and Jacob Schroder duing my second year of graduate school.]

Hands-on Tutorials

  1. "Species tree estimation using divide-and-conquer pipelines," Trees in the Desert: A workshop on ultra-large phylogenetic trees, April 13, 2019. [tutorial]
  2. "Metagenomic Analysis using Phylogeny-Aware Profiles," Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (STAMPS), August 6, 2017. [tutorial]

Posters

  1. "A nearly alignment-free approach to large-scale gene tree estimation using TreeMerge," 6th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology (AlCoB), May 2019.
  2. "To include of not to include: The impact of missing data on summary methods for species tree estimation," Molecules as documents of evolutionary history, May 2016.
  3. "Bypassing Replicative Senescence in Primary Mouse Mammary Tumor Cells with Viral Oncogenes," Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 2007. [Work with Drs. Jill Gershan and Rimas Orentas during my senior year of high school.]