Eran Halperin is an Associate Professor in Tel-Aviv University's Blavatnik School of Computer Science and in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. He is also a senior research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley. He holds a PhD in theoretical computer science from Tel-Aviv University (2001). Before joining Tel-Aviv University in 2008, he was a post-doc at UC Berkeley and at Princeton University. His research centers on the intersection between genetics, algorithms and statistics, focusing on the development of computational methods that facilitate the discovery of genetic causes of complex diseases. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles across different disciplines, including human and population genetics, computational biology and foundations of computer science. He has received various awards and prizes, among them the Intel prize, the Checkpoint prize, a Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship and the Krill Prize.