Tao Jiang
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California - Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
lastname AT cs DOT ucr DOT edu
Phone: (951) 827-2991
Fax: (951) 827-4643
Office: Engineering Building II, Room 336

I received B.S. in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) , Hefei, P.R.China in July 1984 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in Nov. 1988. During Jan. 1989 - June 2001, I was a faculty member at Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I joined University of California - Riverside as Professor of Computer Science in Sept. 1999, and am a member of the Algorithms and Computational Biology Lab, Genetics Graduate Program, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, and Center for Plant Cell Biology. I also hold visiting positions at Tsinghua University and Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology (SCBIT).

I have published actively in many computer science and bioinformatics/computational biology journals and conferences. For a complete list of my publications and other info, please see my CV or short biography. Please feel free to send me an email if you would like to receive an up-to-date version of any of the papers (electronically or in hardcopy). You will be guaranteed to receive a prompt response (unless I am on the road).

I am presently serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JCO) , BMC Bioinformatics and Algorithmica, and program committees of RECOMB'2016 and ISMB'2016.

Research Interest


My office hours

MW 2-3pm in W16, but please always feel free to drop in.

Former Postdocs and Ph.D Students

  • Lusheng Wang
  • Bhaskar DasGupta
  • Todd Wareham
  • Gianluca Della Vedova
  • Guohui Lin
  • Claus Vogl
  • Li Jia
  • Jing Li
  • Andres Figueroa
  • Petr Kolman
  • Xin Chen
  • Haifeng Li (now at Motorola)
  • Jie Zheng (joint with Stefano Lonardi)
  • Chuhu Yang (joint with Frances Sladek; currently bioinformatics specialist at 454 Sequencing, Roche)
  • Zheng Liu (now at City of Hope)
  • Lan Liu (now at Google)
  • Zheng Fu (now at Google)
  • Jing Xiao (now at Fullgoal Fund Management Co., Ltd)
  • Eddie Cao (joint with Thomas Girke; now at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research or NIBR)
  • Minzhu Xie (now at Hunan Normal University)
  • Bob Wang (now at Amazon)
  • Wilson Shi (now at Storm8)
  • Jianxing Feng(now in IT industry, Shanghai)
  • Wei Li (now postdoc at Harvard University)
  • Olga Tanaseichuk (now at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation or GNF)
  • Ergude Bao (joint with Thomas Girke, now Associate Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University)
  • Ei-Wen Yang (now postdoc at UCLA)