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Anselm Blumer

Associate Professor
Computer Science

Anselm Blumer

Associate Professor
Computer Science

Phone 617-627-3651
Halligan Hall, Room 211
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
computational biology, artificial intelligence, machine learning

Anselm Blumer is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. His primary research interest is in machine learning, particularly in applications to biology and medicine. He has also done work on data compression and algorithms for indexing and search. He is in charge of the department's postbaccalaureate program for students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than computer science who wish to strengthen their computer science knowledge.

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982
M.S., Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
B.A., Mathematics, Brown University, 1976
Professional Experience: 

Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 1989-present: Associate Professor
  • 1986-1989: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Denver


Visiting Instructor, Computer and Information Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz


Computer Operator, Systems Programmer, and Scientific Programmer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-0131: Artificial Intelligence
COMP-0250P: Probability in Computer Science
COMP-0150-MDC: Multimedia Data Compression
COMP-0150-CRY: Cryptography
COMP-0015: Data Structures

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