Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Ph.D.

Kravis Professor of Integrated Sciences: Computational Biology and Founding Chair


Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Computational Biology


A.B. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research and Publications

N. Liu, T. Gonzalez, J. Fischer, C. Hong, R. Mawhorter, F. Mugnatto, R. Soh, S. Somji, J. Wirth, R. Libeskind-Hadas, Eliot Bush, “xenoGI 3: Using the DTLOR model to reconstruct the evolution of gene families in clades of microbes,” BMC Bioinformatics, July 2023.

R. Libeskind-Hadas, “Tree reconciliation methods for host-symbiont cophylogenetic analyses,” Life,
(special issue on Untangling Host-Symbiont Coevolutionary History in the High Throughput Se-
quencing Era), March 2022, DOI: 10.3390/life12030443.

M. LeMay, R. Libeskind-Hadas, Y-C Wu, "A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Minimizing the Deep Coalescence Cost for Level-1 Species Networks," IEEE-ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology
and Bioinformatics, August 2021, DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2021.3105922

M. LeMay, R. Libeskind-Hadas, Y-C Wu, “The Most Parsimonious Reconciliation Problem in the Presence of Incomplete Lineage Sorting and Hybridization is NP-Hard," WABI 2021, LIPIcs:  Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics.

J. Liu, R. Mawhorter, N. Liu, S. Santichaivekin, E. Bush, R. Libeskind-Hadas, “Maximum Parsimony Reconciliation in the DTLOR Model,”  BMC Bioinformatics, August 2021.

S. Santichaivekin, Q. Yang, J. Liu, R. Mawhorter, J.Jiang, T. Wesley, Y-C Wu, R. Libeskind-Hadas, “eMPRess: A Systematic Cophylogeny Reconciliation Tool,” Bioinformatics, November 2020.

S. Santichaivekin, R. Mawhorter, R. Libeskind-Hadas, “An Efficient Exact Algorithm for Computing All Pairwise Distances between Reconciliations in the Duplication-Transfer-Loss Mode,” BMC Bioinformatics, 2019.