Jinbo Xu received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1996, his MSc from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999, and his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 2003. He spent the following year as a research assistant professor at the University of Waterloo, and one year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science and the AI Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is now an Associate Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Xu's primary research interest is computational biology and bioinformatics including homology search, protein structure prediction, and protein interaction prediction. He has developed several protein structure prediction tools, such as RAPTOR, ACE, and SCATD.
- Algorithmic Challenges in Genomics, Spring 2016. Visiting Scientist.