Pop Lab

Mihai Pop
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)

Brendan Iribe Center, Room 3134
8125 Paint Branch Dr., College Park, MD 20742
mpop@umiacs.umd.edu, 301-405-7245 (301-405-SAIL)
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My research is motivated by the data generated by high-throughput biological experiments. I am interested in both developing the necessary computational infrastructure for conducting biological research and in understanding the fundamental computational structure of the problems being solved. Most of my recent research has focused on the analysis of microbial communities – a scientific field called metagenomics – with a particular focus on the microbes that inhabit the human body. A detailed description of ongoing research in my lab is available on my Research page.