Tandy Warnow

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biological Sciences


Bret M. Boyd, Julie M. Allen, Nam-Phuong Nguyen, Andrew D. Sweet, Tandy Warnow, Michael D. Shapiro, Scott M. Villa, Sarah E. Bush, Dale H. Clayton, Kevin P. Johnson (2017): Phylogenomics using Target-Restricted Assembly Resolves Intrageneric Relationships of Parasitic Lice (Phthiraptera: Columbicola), Systematic Biology, Oxford University Press, Vol 66, Num 6, pp896–911
Julie M. Allen, Bret Boyd, Nam-Phuong Nguyen, Pranjal Vachaspati, Tandy Warnow, Daisie I. Huang, Patrick G. S. Grady, Kayce C. Bell, Quentin C. B. Cronk, Lawrence Mugisha, Barry R. Pittendrigh, M. Soledad Leonardi, David L. Reed, Kevin P. Johnson (2017): Phylogenomics from Whole Genome Sequences Using aTRAM, Systematic Biology, Oxford University Press, Vol 66, Num 5, pp786–798
P. Vachaspati and T. Warnow (2017): FastRFS: Fast and Accurate Robinson-Foulds Supertrees using Constrained Exact Optimization, Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, Vol 33, Num 5, pp631-639


Michael Nute, and Tandy Warnow (2016): Scaling Statistical Multiple Sequence Alignment to Large Datasets, BMC Genomics, Springer Nature, Vol 17, Num S10, pp764
Nam-phuong Nguyen, Michael Nute, Siavash Mirarab, and Tandy Warnow (2016): HIPPI: Highly Accurate Protein Family Classification with Ensembles of HMMs, BMC Genomics, Springer Nature, Vol 17, Num S10, pp765
Nam-Phuong Nguyen, Tandy Warnow, Mihai Pop, and Bryan White (2016): A Perspective on 16S rRNA Operational Taxonomic Unit Clustering Using Sequence Similarity, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, Nature Publishing Group, Vol 2, pp16004

NCSA Grants $2.6M in Blue Waters Awards to Illinois Researchers

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded 3,697,000 node hours (NH) of time on the Blue Waters supercomputer to Illinois researchers from Spring 2017 proposal submissions.The combined value of these awards is over $2.6 million dollars, and through the life of the Blue Waters program, NCSA has awarded over 43 million node hours to UI researchers—a value of nearly $27 million. Some of the time allocated for Blue Waters will go to projects that focus on HIV research, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simulations, genomics and global warming research..

17 campus teams to accelerate their research with Blue Waters

Seventeen U of I research teams from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded computational and data resources on the sustained-petascale Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. “These diverse projects highlight the breadth of computational research at the University of Illinois,” said Athol Kemball, associate professor of Astronomy and chair of the Illinois allocation review committee. “Illinois has a tremendous pool of talented researchers in fields from political science to chemistry to engineering who can harness the power of Blue Waters to discover and innovate.”.