Colin Dewey

Position title: Professor

Pronouns: he/him/his


Phone: Phone: 608-263-7610

Genetics Biotechnology Center Room 5420
Center for Genomic Science Innovation
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Research Interests
My research focuses on the computational analysis of biological sequence data, particularly large-scale nucleotide sequence sets, such as the output of the latest DNA sequencers and the genome sequences that may be assembled with them. This area of research is crucial to the advancement of biology, which has become increasingly dependent on high-throughput sequencing for a wide variety of applications. My projects generally fall into one of three main lines of research: (i) transcriptome analysis with RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data, (ii) evolutionary analysis of whole genomes, and (iii) automated standardization of metadata to enable training of machine learning models on large sequence databases. In all lines of my research, I focus on the development of new computational methodology that is both efficient and statistically-grounded.
UW-Madison Affiliation
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Computer Sciences; Computer, Data & Information Sciences; College of Letters and Science
Colin Dewey