University of California, San Diego, USA
Vineet Bafna is Professor in the Computer Science Department, and
Director of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program at UC San Diego. Prior to joining UCSD in 2003, he spent seven years in the bio-science industry, ultimately as Director of Informatics Research at Celera Genomics. At Celera, he participated in the human genome project, designing novel tools for gene discovery, and leading the
analysis of mass spectrometry data for identifying cancer bio-markers.
His current research focus is on computational problems in Population Genomics, Cancer Genomics, and Proteomics. He an Associate Editor for
Biology Direct, Bioinformatics, Algorithms for Molecular Biology, and has served on the program committees of ISMB, RECOMB, and other
Bioinformatics conferences. He has co-authored over 120 research articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings.