Qijun He

  • Research Scientist
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Dr. Qijun He is a Research Scientist in MBD at the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia, having received his Ph.D. from Clemson University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. His research focuses on discrete and topological methods for biology, and their applications in Bioinformatics.

Dr. He and co-authors introduced the use of higher-order dissimilarity to extract the phylodynamics of genomic sequences. This higher-order dissimilarity is a generalization of the current pairwise distance approach and naturally induces a notion of a weighted simplicial complex. This will provide deeper insight into the structure encoded in the genomic sequences.

Dr. He is actively engaged in educating undergraduate and graduate students. In 2014, he was awarded the "Outstanding in Teaching Award" from the department of mathematical sciences at Clemson University. Dr. He is also a current member of The Association for Women in Mathematics at UVA.