Zhen Cao

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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.

Selected Publications

  • 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
    [PDF] [slides] [BibTex]

  • Practical Aspects of Phylogenetic Network Analysis Using PhyloNet

    Zhen Cao, Xinhao Liu, Huw Ogilvie, Zhi Yan, Luay Nakhleh
    [PDF] [BibTex]


  • 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


Email: [firstname].[lastname]@rice.edu

Address: MS132, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX.