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Michael Waterman

University Professor, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics

Contact Information
E-mail: msw@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2408
Office: RRI 403E

 

Education

M.S. , Michigan State University
Ph.D. , Michigan State University
B.S. , Oregon State University
M.S. , Oregon State University
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Waterman researches molecular sequence data using computational approaches. His work concentrates on the creation and application of mathematics, statistics and computer science to molecular biology, particularly to DNA, RNA, and protein sequence data. Professor Waterman is the co-developer of the Smith-Waterman algorithm for sequence comparison and of the Lander-Waterman formulas for physical mapping and sequencing.
 

Research Specialties

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics
 

Honors and Awards

National Academy Member, Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2/9/2012-  
Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Tel Aviv University, 2011-  
Member, French Academy of Sciences, 2005-  
USC University Professor, 1998-  
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1995-  
USC Endowed Chair, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences, 10/1991-  
USC Presidential Medallion, 2008  
Gairdner Foundation International Award, 2002  
National Academy Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2001  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1995-1996  
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

Member, French Academy of Sciences, 2005-  
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2001-  
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1995-  
 
 
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