main photo of Yun S. Song

Yun S. Song

Associate Professor

Research Areas

Research Centers


Yun S. Song is an associate professor in EECS and Statistics. He received the BS degrees in mathematics and physics from MIT, and a PhD in physics from Stanford University. After his PhD, he spent a year at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, where he decided to change fields. He became a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Statistics at Oxford, and started doing research in computational biology and mathematical population genetics. From 2004 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis in the Department of Computer Science, and the Section of Evolution and Ecology.

Recent honors and awards include an NIH Pathway to Independence Award K99/R00 (2006), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2008), a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (2008), an NSF CAREER Award (2009), and Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2013).

Selected Publications