B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Cenk Sahinalp is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also the director of the Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes (MADD-Gen) Graduate program in Vancouver, the first bioinformatics program focusing on big data challenges in genomics, bringing together more than 20 investigators in SFU, the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the BC Cancer Research Centre.
His research focuses primarily on computational genomics and biomolecular sequence analysis, especially in the context of cancer, as well as non-coding RNA structure and functionality and network biology.