Deniz Yorukoglu, a third year PhD student in the EECS Graduate Program at MIT has been selected as a finalist in the nations IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program. The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.
Deniz's research interest is finding algorithmic solutions for important problems in biomedicine. He is particularly interested in tackling big data problems that arise with the emergence of personal genomics and high-throughput genome sequencing technologies. He is also minoring in Swedish Language and Literature. When not in the classroom or performing research in the Computation Biology Lab, he may be found biking, rowing and dancing Argentine tango and swing.
Deniz would like to express his thanks for their support to his supervisor, Dr. Bonnie Berger, as well as his lab-mates and friends in Computation and Biology and Theory of Computation groups.