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November 29, 2011

Williams Receives Denton Award

Tiffani Williams

Dr. Tiffani Williams

Dr. Tiffani Williams received the 2011 Denice Denton Emerging Leader Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Nov.11. Williams is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. She earned her B.S. in computer science from Marquette University and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Central Florida. Afterward, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico.

Williams’ research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and high-performance computing — especially as it relates to reconstructing evolutionary trees (or phylogenies) of organisms. Her work makes sophisticated use of algorithms and data structures, employs high-performance tools and is grounded in the empirical analysis of real-world datasets. Williams has served on several conference program committees and is currently the associate editor for Systematic Biology. Her research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation.

For more on Williams and her award, visit here.

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