Benjamin Langmead

Research Interests

  • Genomics
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Text Indexing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Big Data

Ben Langmead is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his bachelor’s (’03) in computer science from Columbia University and his master’s (’09) and Ph.D. (’12) in computer science from the University of Maryland College Park. He is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship (2014), a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2014) and the Benjamin Franklin award for contributions to open access (2016).

Langmead’s research focuses on ways of making high-throughput data easier to analyze and interpret. He uses approaches from computer science and statistics to create high-impact software tools widely used in genomics research and by other scientists.

Secondary Appointments: Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health

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