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.
- 1999: Emmaline Bigelow Conland Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute
- 1996: Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
- 1993: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation