I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University working with Professor Barbara Engelhardt. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University working under the direction of Sorin Istrail. I am interested in the theoretical design and efficient implementation of combinatorial and statistical models and algorithms specializing in computational biology. If you are looking for our haplotype assembly algorithm HapCompass or other Istrail Lab related research projects, please see the Istrail Lab webpage.


HapCompass haplotype assembler

HapCompass is a state-of-the-art haplotype assembler presented at ISMB 2013 and published in Bioinformatics and the Journal of Computational Biology. It is extremely accurate and efficient and the first haplotype assembly algorithm capable of polyploid haplotype assembly. more on HapCompass
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Contact Info

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Derek Aguiar
Princeton University
Department of Computer Science
35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5233
daguiar at cs.princeton.edu