Dr Alexei Drummond

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Alexei completed his BSc (1996) and PhD in Bioinformatics (2002) at the University of Auckland. He then spent 3 years at the University of Oxford doing post-doctoral research in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Zoology before returning to the University of Auckland in 2005 to take up a Lecturership in Bioinformatics in the Department of Computer Science. Alexei’s research interests are centered around probabilistic models of molecular evolution and population genetics.

Employment history

  • Feb 2013- present, Professor of Computational Biology, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • Feb 2009 – Jan 2013, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • Feb 2007 – Jan 2009, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • Nov 2006 – present, Director, Biomatters Ltd
  • July 2005 – Sep 2008, Chief Scientist, Biomatters Ltd
  • Jul 2005 – Jan 2007, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland
  • Dec 2003 – Jun 2005, Postdoc, Evolutionary Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Jun 2002- Dec 2003, Postdoc, The Genome Analysis & Bioinformatics Group, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
  • Jun 2002- Dec 2003, Postdoc, Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Dec 1996 – Feb 1998, Software developer, Peace Software, Auckland, NZ

Education

  • 2002, PhD in Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland
  • 1996, BSc in Biology and Computer Science, University of Auckland, Auckland

Distinctions/Honours

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2015
  • Research Medal, New Zealand Association of Scientists, 2011
  • North and South New Zealander of the Year in Science, 2011
  • Mitchell Prize, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, 2011 [With co-authors]
  • Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2010
  • Hamilton Memorial Prize, Royal Society of New Zealand, 2007
  • Best Doctoral Thesis, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, 2002
  • Society for Systematic Biology, Ernst Mayr Award, 2001
  • New Zealand ACM Programming Competition Overall Champion, 1996

Publications     [ ResearcherID A-3209-2010 | ORCID 0000-0003-4454-2576 ]