About

ME

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Brown University where I am lucky to be advised by Ben Raphael. My research centers around designing algorithms for analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data of cancer genomes. In particular, I have recently been focused on trying to better understand and model intra-tumor heterogeneity.

 

I received my undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Pomona College in 2005. I worked as a software tester for Epic Systems, a company that designs electronic medical record systems, from 2005-2008, before receiving a certificate in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2010, and my masters in Computer Science from Brown University in 2012. From 2011-2014 I was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I recieved a Google Anita Borg Scholarship in 2014.

 

You can find a copy of my CV here.

Contact

layla[at]cs[dot]brown[dot]edu

 

Box 1910, Computer Science Department
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912