Carleton Connects: Layla Oesper and fighting cancer with computer science

18 January 2024

Can a better understanding of cancer be unlocked by computer science? Hear from an award-winning professor how new algorithms help us understand and respond to the problems of genetic mutation.

This event took place on January 15, 2024

About the speaker

Layla Oesper

Layla Oesper is an associate professor of computer science at Carleton, where she has taught since 2015. As a computational biologist, she develops methods to elucidate the evolution of cancerous tumors based on DNA sequencing data. She is recognized as a leader in the field, with numerous publications and presentations in computer science, bioinformatics, and biology journals and conferences, and her research has been supported by prestigious grants and awards from the National Science Foundation.

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