I’m a research student and fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Toronto. I am pursuing a degree in computer science, bioinformatics and computational biology, with a math minor and focus in theoretical CS. I work at the Simpson Lab at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Previously, I worked as an undergraduate student at the Yu Lab at the University of Toronto.
My research interests are algorithms and data structures for bioinformatics, and more broadly combinatorial problems that arise in bioinformatics. Apart from research, I am also interested in mobile development, photography, and Japanese language and culture.
I can be reached at
kgao at cs dot toronto dot edu or
jgao at oicr dot on dot ca.
University of Toronto
- CSC165 (Mathematical Expression and Reasoning for Computer Science) Winter 2022 and 2023, Teaching assistant
- CSC236 (Intro to Theory of Computation) Fall 2022, Teaching assistant
You can find my notes for theory of computation, data structures, and algorithm design on my GitHub. I have compiled notes focused on the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computational biology that may be used as teaching or workshop material.
Conference and Poster Presentations
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Coming soon (hopefully)