Robert Beiko, PhD Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, Dalhousie University

Rob (or “Dr. Robert Beiko”, if you want to be all formal about it) is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Before coming to Dal in 2006, he was a postdoc in the lab of Mark Ragan at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. And before that, he completed a PhD in Biology at the University of Ottawa (1998-2003). Although all of his formal training was in biology, an interest in machine-learning approaches, algorithms for identifying important evolutionary events, and visualization of biological data have ultimately led him to put down stakes in Computer Science and collaborate with some of the best in the business here.