Pavel Pevzner is Ronald R. Taylor Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the National Technology Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry at University of California, San Diego. Pevzner holds a PhD (1988) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia. He was named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2006. He was elected the Association for Computing Machinery Fellow (2010) for his "contribution to algorithms for genome rearrangements, DNA sequencing, and proteomics,” and the International Society for Computational Biology Fellow in 2012. He was awarded an Honoris Causa (2011) from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Pevzner has authored the textbooks, Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach in 2000, Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms in 2004 (with Neal Jones), and Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach in 2014 (with Phillip Compeau).
- Algorithmic Challenges in Genomics, Spring 2016. Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer.