Dr. Bar-Joseph is the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science at the Machine Learning Department and the Computational Biology Department which are part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the recipient of the 2012 Overton Prize in computational biology.
His primary research areas are computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Machine learning. He is heading the Systems Biology Group at the School of Computer Science at CMU. His group develops computational methods for understanding the interactions, dynamics and conservation of complex biological systems. His work addresses issues ranging from the experimental design level to the systems biology level. He is also interested in how shared principles between computation and biology can be used to improve our understanding of both fields. His group is looking at algorithms used by nature to see if we can obtain new ideas on how to design better algorithms for distributed computing systems while at the same time infer new insights regarding information processing in biology.