Brown University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a concurrent computational biology degree program. Students who complete the program will receive concurrent degrees from NUS and Brown: a bachelor’s degree in computational biology from NUS and a master’s degree in computer science with a special designation in computational biology from Brown. Franco Preparata, who has been a visiting faculty at NUS for several years, is the primary architect of this program at Brown. Tom Doeppner has also been involved in setting up the program.
Brown President Ruth J. Simmons said, “The sequencing of the human genome has opened a vast new area of research at the junction of the computing and biomedical sciences. Computational biology is growing at Brown. We are excited by the possibilities of this new relationship with the National University of Singapore.”