David Fernández-Baca
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Iowa State University



Education


B.S. 1980, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México); M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1986, University of California, Davis.

(Primaria y secundaria: Colegio Santa Margarita, Lima, Perú — “Lo que debas hacer, hazlo bien.”)

Research

Combinatorial algorithms, phylogenetic tree construction, sensitivity analysis of optimization problems.

Teaching

Spring 2015:

  • Computer Science 228 (on Blackboard Learn), Introduction to Data Structures. Co-Instructor: Yan-Bin Jia.

Fall 2014:

  • Computer Science 228 (on Blackboard Learn), Introduction to Data Structures. Co-Instructor: Jeremy Scheaffer.

Spring 2014:

Funding

  • Federated Plant Database Initiative for the Legumes, Award IOS-1444806, National Science Foundation, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, 2015-2018 (PI). Co-PIs: Steven B. Cannon (USDA-ARS/Iowa State University), Christopher D. Town (J. Craig Venter Institute), Andrew D. Farmer (National Center for Genome Resources) and Jeremy DeBarry (iPlant/University of Arizona). Senior Personnel: Ethalinda K.S. Cannon (Iowa State University).
  • Algorithms in Phylogenetics, Award CCF-1422134, National Science Foundation, Algorithmic Foundations Program, 2014-2017 (PI).
  • Algorithmic Foundations of Phylogenetic Tree Reconciliation, Award CCF-1017189, National Science Foundation, Algorithmic Foundations Program, 2010-2015 (PI). Co-PI: Oliver Eulenstein.
  • Recently expired: Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Biology, National Science Foundation, Assembling the Tree of Life Program, 2008-2013 (PI at Iowa State University). Co-PI at Iowa State University: Oliver Eulenstein. PI at University of Arizona: Michael Sanderson. Co-PI at University of Arizona: Michelle McMahon.
    • STBase.org: One billion trees for comparative biology.

Service

Contact

Department of Computer Science
111 Atanasoff Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011, USA
 

Phone:  515-294-2168
Fax: 515-294-0258
Email:
fernande@iastate.edu


Last modified on 15 April 2015