Tristan   De Buysscher
PhD Candidate, California Institute of Technology
(currently on leave)
BA in Computer Science, Cornell University 1993-1997
focus: AI, Natural Language Processing, Neurobiology & Behavior
Caltech Graduate Research (advisor: Dr. Barbara Wold) 2000-2005
Implemented a multi-species comparative genomic analyses tool in python and supervised undergraduate programmer in creation of a biologist friendly GUI. Redesigned and implemented the tool in C++, using FLTK as the GUI interface. Performed several analyses of cis-regulatory modules for genes involved in myogensis. Learned several basic molecular biology techniques used in transgenic experiments
Caltech Graduate Research (advisor: Dr. James Bower) 1998-2000
Re-analyzed old Rat Olfactory Bulb electrophysiology data in preparation for designing a new aparatus to study neural responses in awake mice. Wrote analysis scripts in matlab for Principle Component Analysis and Shannon Entropy calculations. TA'd intensive electrophysiology course.
Lab Programmer for Dr Linda Nowak 1996
Designed and implemented a rewrite of old lab electrophysiology data analysis software. Converted or rewrote a BASIC version under DOS to C/tk under linux.
Computer Science Independent Study (advisor: Dr Claire Cardie) 1996
Studied optimizing the use of Hidden Markov Models in part of speech tagging.
De Buysscher T, Mullaney N, Wold B. ?Mussa: Transitivity algorithm and software for integrated N-way comparative genome analysis,? (manuscript in preparation)
Brown CT et al. ?New computational approaches for analysis of cis-regulatory networks.? Dev Biol. 2002 Jun 1;246(1):86-102.
- New Horizons in Genomics (DOE/JGI), 2003 - Poster
- 2nd International Conference on Systems Biology, 2001
- CNS *99 Computational Neuroscience Meeting, 1999
- Vice President, Caltech Archery Club, 2003-2005.
- Travel Experience: Southern Africa, Western Europe, Australia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Argentina, Alaska.