Department of Computer Science

Computational Evolution


Our research team spans across the Bioinformatics Institute and the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Our work can broadly be categorized as computational biology and evolution. We all share an interest in developing software tools and probabilistic models for understanding phylogenetics and population genetics from genes to genomes. General research interests include:

  • Statistical models and algorithms for understanding biomolecular sequence evolution, structure and
  • function
  • Genomic sequence analysis
  • Coalescent-based population genetics
  • Virus evolution
  • Evolutionary theory, complexity theory and their intersection
  • Bioinformatics software

Members (academic staff or PhD students):

A.J. Drummond

More information:

Computational Evolution Group