Brian Tjaden

BRIAN TJADEN is Chair of the Computer Science Department at Wellesley College.

Dr. Tjaden is a graduate of Amherst College, where he received a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics, magna cum laude. Following a stint as a bartender in California, he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Dr. Tjaden's research is in the field of Computational Biology. His work focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms with applications in genomics and molecular biology. Previously, he has worked at the Institute for Systems Biology, Intel Corporation, and Harvard University. Dr. Tjaden's research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. A list of select publications can be found here.

Below is a list of courses taught by Dr. Tjaden at Wellesley College.