Track in Computational Systems and Synthetic Bioengineering







  1. BME 6770: Genomic Signal Processing
  2. BME 6900-003: Data Science for Bioengineers
  3. BME 3070/6070: Introduction to Statistics
  4. PHTX 7778: Applied Genomics II
  5. Bloomberg L.P. Distinguished Speaker Lectures
  6. MATH 7875: Seminar on Matrix Analysis
Spring 2021
Fall 2020
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Summer 2014
Spring 2014



  1. Daniel L. Ruderman
April 23, 2021
    Director of Digital Pathology for Oncology Biomarker Discovery at
    Genentech

    Meshing Quantitative Skills with Biological Curiosity: Biomedicine's New Era
    Bioengineering Elevated Lecture of the Department of Bioengineering,
    University of Utah

    1. Linda M. Liau
    April 9, 2021
      Professor and W. Eugene Stern Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
      at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the
      University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

      Overcoming Immunotherapy Resistance in Glioblastoma
      Bioengineering Elevated Lecture of the Department of Bioengineering,
      University of Utah
    1. Rafael Palacios with Kim Palacios-Flores
    April 2, 2021
      Honorary Professor and Coordinator at the
      International Laboratory for Human Genome Research at the
      National Autonomous University of Mexico (LIIGH-UNAM), with
      Postdoctoral Researcher at the
      Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

      Perfect Match Genomic Landscape
      Bioengineering Elevated Lecture of the Department of Bioengineering,
      University of Utah

      1. Dennis E. Discher
      October 30, 2020
        Robert D. Bent chaired Professor and
        Director of NCI-Physical Sciences Oncology Center
        at the University of Pennsylvania

        Convergent Science Approaches to Solid Tumors: From Mechano-Genetic Variation to a Macrophage Checkpoint
        Bioengineering Elevated Lecture of the Department of Bioengineering,
        University of Utah

        1. Kristin R. Swanson
        October 9, 2020
          Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Neurological Surgery,
          Co-Director of the Precision Neurotherapeutics Innovation Program,
          Director of the Mathematical NeuroOncology Lab at the Mayo Clinic, and
          Professor of Mathematics at Arizona State University

          Sex, Drugs, and Radiomics of Brain Cancer
          Bioengineering Elevated Lecture of the Department of Bioengineering,
          University of Utah

          1. Tom M. Mitchell
          February 16, 2018
            E. Fredkin University Professor of Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University

            Using Machine Learning to Study How Brains Represent Language Meaning
            Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
            University of Utah

            1. Cleve B. Moler
            September 22, 2017
              Chairman and Co-Founder of MathWorks, Inc.

              Evolution of MATLAB
              Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
              University of Utah

              1. Joel S. Bader
              March 27, 2017
                Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

                Quantitative Image-Based Phenotypes for Cancer Metastasis Systems Biology
                Department of Bioengineering Distinguished Seminar, University of Utah
              1. Andre Levchenko
              March 4, 2016
                John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University

                Uniting Genetics, Signal Transduction and Material Science in the Analysis of Cancer Invasion
                Department of Bioengineering Distinguished Seminar, University of Utah
              1. Peter J. Bickel
              April 3, 2015
                Professor of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley

                The ENCODE Project and Us
                Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                University of Utah

                1. Prabhakar Raghavan
                March 28, 2014
                  Vice President of Strategic Technologies at Google LLC

                  Why Computer Scientists Need to Understand Consumer Behavior
                  Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                  University of Utah

                  1. Matthew P. Scott
                  October 4, 2013
                    Howard H. and Jessie T. Watkins University Professor and Professor of
                    Developmental Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Biology at Stanford University

                    Communicating with Hedgehogs: Transduction and Gene Regulation
                    Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                    University of Utah
                  1. James E. Ferrell, Jr.
                  March 8, 2013
                    Professor and Chair of Chemical and Systems Biology, and
                    Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University

                    Bistability and Trigger Waves in Mitosis
                    Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                    University of Utah

                    1. Sir Richard J. Roberts
                    April 13, 2011
                      1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine and
                      Chief Scientific Officer of New England Biolabs, Inc.

                      COMBREX – Genomes, Computers and Experimentation in Biology
                      Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                      University of Utah

                      1. Charles F. Van Loan
                      April 8, 2011
                        Ford Professor of Engineering at the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University

                        Block Tensor Computations
                        Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute Distinguished Seminar,
                        University of Utah

                        1. Christopher R. Johnson
                        January 22, 2008
                          Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute,
                          Co-Director of the NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC),
                          Distinguished Professor of Computer Science,
                          Research Professor of Bioengineering, and
                          Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Utah, and
                          Co-Founder of Visual Influence Inc., and
                          Co-Editor of the Visualization Handbook

                          Computing and Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine
                          Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Distinguished Seminar,
                          University of Texas at Austin
                        1. John F. X. Diffley
                        November 5–7, 2006
                          Deputy Director of the London Institute and
                          Director of the Clare Hall Laboratories of Cancer Research UK

                          Regulation of DNA Replication by Cyclin Dependent Kinases
                          Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ICMB) Special Seminar,
                          University of Texas at Austin
                        1. Steven Chu
                        November 1–2, 2006
                          Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
                          Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University, and
                          1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics

                          Single Molecule Studies of Complex Systems In Vitro and In Vivo
                          Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) Distinguished Seminar,
                          University of Texas at Austin



                        February 29, 2008
                          Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)
                          Special Symposium, University of Texas at Austin