Rob Patro

Associate Professor
3220 Iribe Center
Ph.D., UMD (Computer Science)

Rob Patro is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

Patro’s main research focus is in the design of algorithms and data structures for processing, organizing, indexing and querying high-throughput genomics data.

He also investigates topics at the intersection of efficient algorithms and statistical inference. More broadly, Patro’s interests extend to programming languages, computer graphics, scientific visualization, parallel computation and machine learning.

His research group works in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB).

Prior to coming to UMD, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

Patro received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland in 2012.

Go here to view Patro’s academic publications on Google Scholar.