Ben J. Raphael

Ben J. Raphael

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information

Box 1910
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Email: braphael at
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Research Areas

Combinatorial Optimization
Computational Biology
Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Research Interests

My research is at the interface between computer science, mathematics, and biology. I focus on developing and applying computational and mathematical methods to biological questions. Specific areas of interest are:
  • Cancer genomics, including algorithmic approaches to analyzing genomic alterations in cancer and reconstructing tumor genomes.
  • Comparative genomics, particularly analysis of genome rearrangements in evolution.
  • Biological sequence analysis, including problems in multiple sequence alignment, DNA motif finding, and human genetics.

All publications by Ben J. Raphael