Ran Libeskind-Hadas, PhD, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, researches design and analysis of algorithms.
His current research is primarily in the area of algorithms for computational biology. In particular, he has been studying the cophylogeny reconstruction problem. In this problem, there are two evolutionary trees (e.g., a host and parasite tree, a species tree and a gene tree, etc.) and the mapping between their leaves. The objective is to find the least cost mapping of one tree onto the other.
Libeskind-Hadas’ earlier research addressed the problem of designing efficient communication algorithms in optical networks employing wavelength-division multiplexting (WDM).
- hmc.edu, 3/15/19 Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Executive Committee
- hmc.edu, 3/12/18 Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Board
- Voice of America, 2/5/17 Women Thriving in CS at California College
- Los Angeles Times, 1/14/17 Most CS Majors in U.S. Are Men. Not So at Harvey Mudd.
- Huffington Post, 5/1/15 Every College Student Should Take a Computer Science Course
- hmc.edu, 9/29/14 Professors Co-Author Programming Book for Biologists
- Geekwire, 6/6/14 Analysis: The Exploding Demand for CS Education
- hmc.edu, 8/23/12 Libeskind-Hadas Honored as Distinguished Educator
- hmc.edu, 8/20/14 NSF Funds Computer Science Research in Evolutionary Biology
- USA Today, 8/2/12 Math and science fields battle persistent gender gap
- California Edition, 6/11/12 Interview with Libeskind-Hadas about math and science education
- The New York Times, 4/3/12 Giving Women the Access Code