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Vebjorn Ljosa
Computational biologist
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Office: NE25-1318C (5 Cambridge Center)
Phone: 617-714-7738

Email: vebjorn@ljosa.com

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I am a computational biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. I I received my MS in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2002. I live in Maynard, Massachusetts, together with my my wife, our two children, and our four parrots.

My name is spelled "Vebjørn Ljoså" in Norwegian. I mention this so that people entering that name into search engines will find this page. Oh, and my name is pronounced [ˈʋêːˌbjǿɳ ˈljûːsˌóː]. Speakers of English can often come close with "vay-b-yearn lyo-soa".


My research interests lie at the intersection of databases, data mining, and bioinformatics. In particular, I want to find new data-mining techniques for measurements of a large number of individual cells in microscopy-based high-throughput screens and profiling experiments. For details, see my list of publications.

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Last updated: 2013-10-04