Mohammed El-Kebir

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mohammed El-Kebir
Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science
3216 Siebel Center for Comp Sci
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana Illinois 61801

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  • Ph.D., Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), 2015
  • M.S., Bioinformatics, VU University Amsterdam, 2010
  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2009
  • B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2006

Academic Positions

  • Postdoc, Princeton University, Department of Computer Science, 2016-2017
  • Postdoc, Brown University, Department of Computer Science, 2014-2016

Major Consulting Activities

  • Medley Genomics, Providence, RI, 2017

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Pending Articles

  • Summarizing the Solution Space in Tumor Phylogeny Inference by Multiple Consensus Trees. Aguse, Qi and El-Kebir. ISMB 2019. To appear.


  • Benjamin J. Raphael, Mohammed El-Kebir, Gryte Satas. Phylogeny tree generation from mixed samples. Pending. US20180285519A1

Professional Societies

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018 - present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018 - present
  • International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), 2012 - present

Other Outside Service

  • Reviewer for several journals (Nature Communications, PLoS One/CB, Bioinformatics, Genome Research, Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, etc.)
  • Program Committee Member: European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB, 2016)
  • Program Committee Member: Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB, 2019, 2017)
  • Program Committee Member: ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB, 2019, 2018)
  • Program Committee Member: International Symposium on Mathmetical and Computational Oncology (ISMCO, 2019)
  • Program Committee Member: Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO, 2019)
  • Program Committee Member: Workshop on Algorithms in Biology (WABI, 2019)
  • Program Committee Member: RECOMB-Computational Cancer Biology, (RECOMB-CCB, 2019)
  • Program Committee Member: Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology/European Conference on Computational Biology, (ISMB/ECCB, 2019)

Research Honors

  • Young Investigator Award by Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research school (2015)
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award at 4th Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (2014)

Improvement Activities

  • Collins scholar program (graduation April, 2019)

Courses Taught

  • CS 466 - Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • CS 598 - Computational Cancer Genomics