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Yun S. Song


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Yun S. Song is a professor of 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).

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