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Dr. Steffen Heber

Associate Professor

Dr. Steffen Heber

Associate Professor

Biography

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Steffen Heber is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. He has a joint appointment between the Department of Computer Science and the College of Sciences to support the Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC) at NCSU. Dr. Heber has studied mathematics and biology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He has received his PhD while working at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) under the supervision of Martin Vingron and Joerg Hoheisel. After postdoctoral research with Pavel Pevzner at UCSD he has joined NCSU in 2003. His research focuses on bioinformatics and computational biology. Dr. Heber develops algorithms for analysis, summarization, and quality control of complex biological data. His research interests include data-driven storytelling, gene transcription and alternative splicing, translation, nature-inspired computation, and common intervals.

Education

PhD 2001 Mathematics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Staatsexamen 1998 Mathematics and Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Diploma (US equivalent: MS) 1995 Mathematics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Awards

  • 2018 Carol Miller Graduate Lecturer Award
  • 2016 Thank a Teacher Recognition Letter (Fall Semester)
  • 2015 Thank a Teacher Recognition Letter (Spring Semester)
  • 2014 Thank a Teacher Recognition Letter (Fall Semester)
  • 2013 Thank a Teacher Recognition Letter (Spring and Fall Semester)
  • 2013 Carol Miller Graduate Lecturer Award
  • 2008 IBM Faculty Award
  • 2007 One of the “RASS” Top Ten Papers Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment
  • 2007 Best Paper Award, ACMSE Conference
  • 2002 ISCB Travel Award
  • 2000 Best Poster Award, DKFZ Poster Presentation
  • 1995 Diploma passed with distinction
  • 1987 Baccalaureate exam passed with distinction
  • 1987 1st Place in Baden-Wuerttemberg Mathematics Contest