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Anne Condon

Anne Condon

Dr. Anne Condon (Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Washington; B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science, University College Cork) is a Professor, Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She was previously the Head, Department of Computer Science at UBC and worked for several years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Condon’s research interests are in computational complexity theory, design of algorithms and their applications in bioinformatics, biomolecular computation, hardware verification, and combinatorial auctions. Her work focuses on prediction of the secondary structure and kinetics of nucleic acids from the base sequence, as well as applications of prediction tools to design of biomolecules. She has collaborated in the development of algorithms and biophysical models that have improved the efficiency and accuracy of state-of-the-art methods for nucleic acid secondary structure and kinetics prediction.

She has worked on several projects to support women in science and received the 2010 Computing Research Association’s Habermann Award for outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and successes of women in computing research. Over her career, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences, received many awards and distinctions including induction as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has over 120 research publications and one book.

Dr. Condon has served on multiple national and international advisory boards, committees, and editorships. She is currently a member of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering; and a Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming.