Sara Mostafavi, PhD
Sara Mostafavi is an Associate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington (UW). Before UW, between 2015 and August 2020, Sara was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and the Department of Medical Genetics at University of British Columbia (UBC), and a faculty member at the Vector Institute. Sara is a recipient of Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) AI Chair (2018), and a Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology (2015-2020). She obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2011, and performed her postdoctoral work at Stanford University. Sara's research develops and applies machine learning and statistical methods for understanding the relationship between genome, biological function, and disease.