Zsuzsanna Lipták

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Verona, Italy

email:
zsuzsanna DOT liptak AT univr DOT it  

address:
University of Verona
Department of Computer Science
Strada le Grazie, 15
I-37134 Verona, Italy

office:
Ca' Vignal, 2, room 1.79 (1st floor)
tel: +39 045 802-7032
fax: +39 045 802-7068


Student hours:
Thu 11:00-13:00 and by appointment



Here is my institutional page.


  This page is always under construction...


News:

Brief Vita

I am assistant professor (with tenure) in Verona. I have been working here since November 2011. I got my first degree (Diplom Mathematik) from Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, and my PhD (in Computer Science) from Bielefeld University, Germany. My PhD thesis treated algorithmic problems in Mass Spectrometry, and was supervised by Sebastian Böcker (now in Jena, Germany). In addition to Bielefeld, where I was research assistant and later postdoc, I have also worked as research assistant at ETH Zurich, Switzerland; and as visiting researcher at the Rényi Institute, Budapest (Hungary), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa), at SANBI, Cape Town (South Africa); and as postdoc at Salerno University (Italy), where I had a Marie Curie IEF fellowship.

I am member of the Bioinformatics and Natural Computing Group at the Department of Computer Science of Verona University. We organized the international conference IWOCA 2015 (26th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms), of which I was PC co-chair (with Bill Smyth) and OC chair; as well as the 11th StringMasters, workshop on open problems in string algorithms (with Giuditta Franco). I am also member of the Center for Biomedical Computing (CBMC) in Verona, and of the Centre for Combinatorics on Words and Applications (CCWA) at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.

There is a slightly outdated CV on my institutional page.


Research Interests

I work on string algorithms and other discrete and algorithmic problems, mostly arising in bioinformatics applications. In algorithmic bioinformatics, I have mostly worked on mass spectrometry data interpretation (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and on string distance measures for expression clustering (transcriptomics), but am interested in all algorithmic and combinatorial problems on discrete structures (strings, sequences, trees, graphs) arising in the context of biological applications.


Publications

You can find my publications at my DBLP entry or my Google Scholar page. If you can't access a paper, please write to me and I'll send you a copy.


Editorial Work



Teaching

Teaching in Verona:

Past teaching activities: coming soon...


Theses/Tesi

Se sei uno studente interessato agli algoritmi e stringhe, sopratutto con delle applicazioni alla bioinformatica, sei benvenuto/a; io ho vari argomenti per tesi (magistrali o triennali) oppure per le stage. (Sì, parlo italiano...)

If you are a student who likes algorithms and strings (sequences), or in general topics in algorithmic bioinformatics, come and see me. I have topics both for small student projects (stage) or for bachelor or master theses.


Recent Talks


Events I am or have been involved in:

(PC = Program Committee, OC = Organizing Committee)

Erasmus

I am scientific coordinator for Erasmus exchange with

The universities of Bielefeld, Jena, and Helsinki (scientific coordinator: Prof. Ugo Solitro) are of particular interest for Bioinformatics students.

Come and see me if you are an interested student and have questions, I have lots of material.




More info coming soon.

In the meanwhile, you can read a poem by Roald Dahl which expresses wonderfully what I think about television.