Giuseppe Narzisi

PhD in Computer Science

NYU Bioinformatics Group
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Advisor: Prof. Bud Mishra


Address: 715 Broadway, 10th floor, Rm 1004, New York, NY 10003
Phone: +1 212.998.3128
Fax: +1 212 998 3484

I have been awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Research interests

My current research area is in Bioinformatics, specifically: DNA sequence assembly and Base-Calling from next generation sequencing reads. In particular I have focused my research on applying techniques and algorithms from Combinatorial Optimization (such as branch-and-bound or beam search global search methods) to accurately solve hard problems in Genomics. Moreover, since sequence assembly accuracy is particularly important in many applications (e.g., genome-wide association studies, detecting new polymorphisms, finding rare and de novo mutations), I focus to develop assembly metrics and validation tools to comparatively assess assembly quality and accuracy.

My research interests also include: Protein Structure Prediction, Multi-objective optimization, Evolutionary Computation and Multi-Agent Systems.


  • SUTTA: Scoring-and-Unfolding Trimmed Tree Assembler
    Zhang Lab: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) USA, September 2009.
  • A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Approach to the Protein Structure Prediction Problem
    Computer-Aided Systems Laboratory (CASL), Princeton University USA, December 2007.

Program Committees

  • 10th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2011), July 18-21, 2011 - Cambridge, UK.
  • International Conference on Evolutionary Computation 2010 (ICEC 2010), October 24-26, 2010 - Valencia, Spain.
  • The Second International Conference on Advances in Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO 2010), March 7-13, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico (Session Chair).
  • The First International Conference on Computational and Systems Biology and Microbiology (BIOSYSCOM 2010), March 7-13, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico.
  • Second IEEE Symposium of Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM'09), Nashville, TN, March 30 - April 2, 2009.
  • 2nd Italian Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE 2008), 8-10 September 2008, Venezia, Italy.
  • 2nd International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2007), Acireale, Sicily (Italy), November 8-10, 2007.
  • 1st Italian Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE 2007), 5 - 7 September 2007 - Baia Samuele, Sampieri (Ragusa), Italy.

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