Dr. Michael A. Langston

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tickle College of Engineering
University of Tennessee
Suite 401, Min H. Kao Building
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250 USA
Phone: (865) 974-3534; Fax: (865) 974-4404
Email: langston "at" tennessee "dot" edu

Core Faculty
UT Graduate School in Genome Science and Technology

Data Science Faculty
UT Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

Collaborating Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Langston Lab News
An Open Note to Prospective Students
Bleker and Grady Present Posters
Bleker Defends Dissertation
Bleker Wins Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise
Grady Gives Talk
GrAPPA Buildout Continues
Lu Defends Dissertation
New R Package Released
Team Mourns Loss

Research and Software

Current Research Concentrations
Big Data Analytics
Combinatorial Optimization
Computer and Data Science
Graph Theoretical Algorithms
High Performance Implementations
Life Science Applications
Machine Learning
Statistical Software
Unclassified Research Projects
Analytics for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
Assessing PM2.5 Effects
Biomarker Elucidation
Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction
Low-Dose Radiation Genetics
Multilevel Omics Data Analysis
Ontological Discovery
Recently Completed Projects
Advanced Machine Design
Bioinformatics Centre
Cerebellar Development
Efficient Pre-Processing
High Throughput Data Analysis
Interpreting Health Disparities
Mouse Phenotype Analysis
Multi-Layer Network Modules
Neuroscience and Alcoholism
North Sea Historical Analysis
Optimization and Metaheuristics
Reconfigurable Computing
Scalable Computing for Biology
Software Correctness
Systems Biology for R. Palustris
Unraveling Complex Diseases
Recent Software Releases
Biclique Enumeration
Gene Weaver

Teaching and Service

Current Lab Personnel
Recent Graduates
Current Courses
CS 581, Algorithms
CS 594, Graph Theory
Recent Courses
CS 312, Algorithm Analysis and Automata
CS 380, Theory of Computation
CS 580, Foundations of Computer Science
CS 594, Algorithmic Methods for Bioinformatics
CS 594, Computation for Systems Biology
CS 594, Experimental Algorithmics
CS 594, Extremal Graph Theory
CS 594, Fixed-Parameter Tractability
CS 594, Graph Algorithms, Applications and Implementations
CS 680, Special Topics in Graph Algorithms
LFSC 695, Journal Club in Computational Biology
Recent Service
Bertinoro Systems Biology Workshops
Math & Science Center
Ronald McNair Achievement Program
Additional Information
Biographical Data
Faculty Focus Article
Recent Travel Photos
Selected Recent Publications
UT COE Annual Report 2013

Prized Quotes

"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room. Especially if there is no cat." --- Confucius, 551BC - 479BC

"Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be." --- Don Quixote, from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1547 - 1616

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." --- Hamlet, from The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark, by William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." --- Lucio, from Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

"Rejecting theory as useless in order to work only on everyday things is like proposing to cut the roots of a tree because they do not carry fruit." --- Marquis de Condorcet, 1743 - 1794

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man." --- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

"Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions." --- Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." --- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

"If everything isn't black and white, I say 'Why the hell not?'" --- John Wayne, 1907 - 1979

"Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." --- Yogi Berra, 1925 - 2015

"A man is never too old to learn, is it, Mr. Jonas?" --- Rhys Williams as Dai Bando in How Green Was My Valley, 1941

"How can a guy get so low?" "He reached too high." --- Roy Roberts as Carnival Owner in Nightmare Alley, 1947

"A little humor, my dear Zilkov, always with a little humor." --- Khigh Dhiegh as Yen Lo in The Manchurian Candidate, 1962

"Mathematics. That was a mistake. I should have made the whole thing a little easier." --- George Burns as God in Oh, God! Book II, 1980

Michael A. Langston
Last updated 24 January 2020