FIP Seminar Series - Dr. Chris Dwyer "Self-assembly and Accelerating Stochastic Algorithms"

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Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:00 to 13:00


Dr. Chris Dwyer

Chris Dwyer received his B.S. in computer engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at Duke University having joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in mid-2004, and is a co-founder of Parabon NanoLabs, Inc., an applied DNA nanotechnology company. He was awarded a Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office in 2008 for which he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He has served on various advisory panels for the DoD and the ODNI as well as participated in the DARPA CSSG. Dwyer is a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE and was elected a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. In 2014 Dwyer was awarded a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF). His areas of research include DNA self-assembly and applications that expand the computational domain with a focus on device-to-systems design, evaluation, and synthesis.