• Associate Professor
Tiffani L. Williams

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 2000
  • B.S. Computer Science, Marquette University, 1994

Research Interests

    • Bionformatics/Computational biology
    • Phylogeny
    • High-performance computing
    • Optimization
    • Performance Analysis

Awards & Honors

  • DARPA CS2P participant, 2006
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellow, 2004-2005
  • Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biology, 2002-2004
  • McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, 1994-1999

Selected Publications

  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "Big Cats, Consensus Trees, and Computational Thinking," book chapter, Bioinformatics for Biologists, to appear.
  • Suzanne J. Matthews and Tiffani L. Williams,"An Efficient and Extensible Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees', BMC Bioinformatics, to appear.
  • Grant Brammer, Ralph Crosby, Suzanne Matthews, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Paper Mache: Creating Dynamic Reproducible Science'', International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS'11), 2011.
  • Hyun-Jung Park, Seung-Jin Sul, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Large-Scale Analysis of Phylogenetic Search Behavior," book chapter, Advances in Computational Biology, to appear.
  • Suzanne J. Matthews, Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams,"A Novel Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees'', International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA'10), 2010.
  • Grant Brammer and Tiffani L. Williams, "Decision Tree Learning to Analyze Collections of Evolutionary Trees'', IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB'10), 2010.
  • Suzanne J. Matthews and Tiffani L. Williams. "MrsRF: An Efficient MapReduce Algorithm for Analyzing Large Collections of Evolutionary trees," Asia- Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC'10), publication appears in BMC Bioinformatics.
  • Seung-Jin Sul, Suzanne J. Matthews, and Tiffani L. Williams. "Using Tree Diversity to Compare Phylogenetic Heuristics", BMC Bioinformatics.
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "An Experimental Analysis of Consensus Tree Algorithms for Large-Scale Tree Collections," 5th Intl. Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA'09).
  • Hyun-Jung Park and Tiffani L. Williams, "A Fitness Distance Correlation Measure for Evolutionary Trees," 1st Intl. Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BiCoB'09).