Thursday, June 1

Dinner for invited speakers and organizers at Oliveto Restaurant, in Oakland, CA (6 PM to 9 PM)

Friday, June 2

8:30-8:50 Registration (in front of 306 SODA Hall)
8:50-9:00 Introductions by Satish Rao and Tandy Warnow
9:00-9:25 Richard Karp, University of California at Berkeley. Title: Models, Algorithms and Lower Bounds for a Binary Multi-Armed Bandit Problem
9:25-9:50 Siavash Mirarab, University of California at San Diego
9:50-10:15 Luay Nakhleh, Rice University. Title: The Multispecies Network Coalescent and Inference of Reticulate Evolutionary Histories
10:15-10:45 Break and poster set-up time
10:45-11:10 David Sankoff, University of Ottawa. Title: The similarity distribution of paralogous gene pairs created by recurrent alternation of polyploidization and fractionation
11:10-11:35 Vineet Bafna, University of California at San Diego. Title: Identifying the favored variant in a selective sweep.
11:35-12:00 Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago. Title: Computational Behavioral Ecology.
12:00-1:20 Catered lunch (for registered participants only) and poster session in Cory Hall courtyard and lounge
1:20-1:45 Vaibhav Rajan, International Institute of Information Technology and Yen4Ken Software. Title: Dependence Modeling with Copulas
1:45-2:10 Daniel Doerr, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Title: Principled Synteny using Common intervals and Hierarchical Organization (PSyCHO)
2:10-2:35 Philipp Bucher, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Title: Evolutionary mechanisms that created and shaped ultraconserved non-coding sequences elements
2:35-3:00 Yu Lin, Australia National University. Title: From the de Bruijn graph to the A-Bruijn graph
3:00-3:30 Champagne Reception in Cory Courtyard
3:30-3:45 Edward Angel, University of New Mexico. Title: Bernard Moret: 1980-2006 at UNM
3:45-4:00 Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Title: Bernard Moret: 2003-2006 and the CIPRES Project
4:00-4:15 Willy Zwaenepoel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Title: Bernard Moret: 2006-2011, early years at EPFL
4:15-4:30 James Larus, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Title: Bernard Moret: 2011-2016, later years at EPFL
4:30-5:00 Pavel Pevzner, University of California at San Diego. Title: From the Theory of Computation to Bioinformatics
5:00-5:15 Closing remarks Tandy Warnow and Satish Rao

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