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Department of Computer Science

Lenore Cowen

Professor

Lenore Cowen

Professor

Phone 617-627-5134
Halligan Hall, Room 107A
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Lenore Cowen is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics. After finishing her Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT in 1993, she was an NSF postdoctoral fellow and then joined the faculty of the Mathematical Sciences Department (now the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department) at Johns Hopkins University. She joined Tufts in 2001. Her research interests span three areas: discrete mathematics, algorithms, and computational molecular biology.

Education: 
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, MIT, 1993
B.A., Mathematics, Yale University, 1987
Selected Honors and Awards: 
1999: Emmaline Bigelow Conland Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute
1996: Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
1993: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation
Selected Professional Activities: 
2013-2015: Vice Chair, SIAM Activity Group in Discrete Mathematics
2008-2013: Member, Editorial Board, SIAM Review
Professional Memberships: 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Mathematical Society (AMS), Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), International Society for Computational Biology (ICSB), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP/MATH-0061: Discrete Mathematics
COMP-0150-GT: Graph Theory
COMP-0150-BCB: Hot Topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
COMP-0160: Algorithms
COMP-0167: Computational Biology
COMP-0170: Computation Theory
COMP-0260: Advanced Algorithms