About Lee

Lee and Family

Lee met his amazing wife while they were both serving in Brazil as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

After he came home and finally convinced her to marry him, they had five awesome children.

Lee is currently a software engineer working at Rogue Amoeba, the best software company in the world, the host of the Everyday Einstein science podcast, and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University – Idaho.

Lee’s first novel, Half Worlder, debuted at number 4,489,241 on Amazon’s best seller list.

Bioinformatics Research

Using Interpolation to Estimate System Uncertainty in Gene Expression Experiments
PLoS One (2011) Falin LJ, Tyler BM

Microme – A Resource for Bacterial Metabolism
The European Bioinformatics Institute

Ensembl Genomes 2013: Scaling up Access to Genome-Wide Data
Nucleic Acids Research (2013) Kersey, PJ, Allen, JE, Christensen, M, Davis, P, Falin, LJ, Grabmueller, C, et al.

Academic Posters (science fairs for grownups)

Using Interpolation to Estimate System Uncertainty in Gene Expression Experiments
ACC 2010 Interdisciplinary Forum for Discovery in the Life Sciences

Uncertainty Quantification and Minimization in Gene Expression Data
2010 ISCB Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology

Academic History

Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
University of Illinois – 2005

PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
Virginia Tech – 2011

My PhD dissertation consisted of developing a novel statistical method for the quantification of uncertainty in time-series experiments, as well as some work on using functional linkage networks to aid in gene function prediction.

Academic Talks

Adapting Teaching to the Needs of the Learner
Virginia Tech – 2010 Hokie Stone Commemoration

System Uncertainty in Gene Expression Data
Virginia Tech – 2010 Graduate Research Symposium

OpenCL – Now everyone has a super computer (almost)
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute – 2009 GBCB Seminar

Inference of Functional Modules in Regulatory Networks
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute – 2007 GBCB Seminar

Inference of Functional Modules in Regulatory Networks
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute – 2007 Research Symposium