I am currently a second-year PhD student in computer science at the University of Illinois advised by Professor Tandy Warnow. My most recent research is in the area of computational phylogenetics, where I work on developing efficient algorithms for constructing evolutionary trees from genetic sequences. I graduated from Amherst College in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. My CV can be found here.
Christensen S., Molloy E.K., Vachaspati P. & Warnow T. (2018). OCTAL: Optimal Completion of Gene Trees in Polynomial Time. Algorithms for Molecular Biology
Christensen S., Molloy E.K., Vachaspati P. & Warnow T. (2017). Optimal completion of incomplete gene trees in polynomial time using OCTAL. Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Algorithms and Bioinformatics (WABI)
Ciaranello, A. L., Myer, L., Kelly, K., Christensen, S., Daskilewicz, K., Doherty, K., Bekker, L.B., Hou, T., Wood, R., Francke, J.A., Wools-Kaloustian, K., Freedberg, K., & Walensky, R.P. (2015). Point-of-care CD4 testing to inform selection of antiretroviral medications in South African antenatal clinics: A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS One
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