I am a second year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Luay Nakhleh's in CS Department at Rice University.
My research interest is computational biology. More specifically, I am interested in scalable methods for phylogenetic network inference and related problems.
Empirical Performance of Tree-based Inference of Phylogenetic Network Inference
Zhen Cao, Jiafan Zhu, Luay Nakhleh
19th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI) 2019, September 8-10
Practical Aspects of Phylogenetic Network Analysis Using PhyloNet
Zhen Cao, Xinhao Liu, Huw Ogilvie, Zhi Yan, Luay Nakhleh
Faculty candidate committee of graduate students, Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Spring 2019
Selected participation in CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop for Women, April 2019
Graduate student fellowship, Department of Computer Science, Rice University, 2018
Mathematical Contest In Modeling, Meritorious Winner, 2017
Volunteer in APNet, SIGCOMM workshop, Aug 2017, Hong Kong.
Undergraduate Scholarship, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 2015-2017
Address: MS132, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX.