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Programmer sought

Tandy Warnow tandy at central.cis.upenn.edu
Tue Dec 17 17:19:38 EST 1996

Newsgroups: comp.theory
Subject: algorithms programmer sought
Organization: University of Pennsylvania

     for Evolutionary Tree Construction Methods

          at the University of Pennsylvania
      Department of Computer and Information Science
            Philadelphia PA 19104-6389

I have a position available for a programmer who is
highly trained in discrete algorithms. The position will involve
algorithm design, implementation, experimental performance 
analysis, and analysis of hard biological data sets
(such as HIV sequences or the mitochondrial DNA data for
the African-Eve hypothesis).  The project is to design and
test new methods for inferring evolutionary history
in Biology.

I am seeking a programmer who is well-trained theoretically
with a solid background in Discrete Algorithms.  The undergraduate
major should be either Mathematics or Computer Science, with
significant coursework in programming languages, algorithms, and
data structures.  The language we will implement the methods
in will be C.

Applicants with advanced degrees (Masters and/or PhD) are
also sought for positions which may include experimental 
work in algorithms and implementation.

The research team includes Scott Nettles, an experimental
computer scientist; Ken Rice, a systematic biologist, and
Tandy Warnow, a theoretical computer scientist.  The
University of Pennsylvania has an active research program
in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer 
Science, and an NSF-funded training program in Computational
Biology.  We are also located close to other universities
and research laboratories, and are 1.5 hours south of DIMACS.

The position is available now and will remain open until filled.
Please send:

          list of courses taken in computer science and
               mathematics, along with grades
          names and phone numbers of people willing to
               write reference letters
          vita and list of publications, if applicable
    to:   tandy at central.cis.upenn.edu
       or Tandy Warnow
          200 S. 33rd Street
          Department of Computer and Information Science
          University of Pennsylvania
          Philadelphia PA 19104-6389

Students considering applying for the PhD program in
Computer Science who are interested in theoretical computer
science and/or computational biology are also encouraged to 
apply. For information on how to apply to Penn's PhD program
in Computer and Information Science, contact Mike Felker
at mfelker at central.cis.upenn.edu.

Tandy Warnow

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