Dr. Michael A. Langston

Professor
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 Defends Dissertation
Grady Gives Talk
GrAPPA is Back Online
Hagan and Langston Release Paper on Molecular Subtyping and Outlier Detection
Leef Wins Summer Graduate Research Assistantship
Lu Defends Dissertation
New R Package Released
Offutt Wins Bodenheimer Fellowship
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
Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
End-Stage Renal Disease
Neurogenetics of Addiction
Ontological Discovery
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality
Recently Completed Projects
Analytics for Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
Advanced Machine Design
Bioinformatics Centre
Biomarker Elucidation
Cerebellar Development
Efficient Pre-Processing
High Throughput Data Analysis
HPC and FPT
Interpreting Health Disparities
Low-Dose Radiation Genetics
Mouse Phenotype Analysis
Multi-Layer Network Modules
Multilevel Omics Data Analysis
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
ClustalXP
EntropyExplorer
Gene Weaver
GrAPPA

Teaching and Service

Mentoring
Current Students
Recent Graduates
Current Courses
CS 581, Algorithms
CS 594 / 690, Graph Algorithms, Applications and Implementations
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 Theory
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


"All things are ready, if our mind be so." --- King Henry V, from Henry V, 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


"Why do you make me do it? Why do you make me do it? You know you're gonna talk. I'm gonna make you talk. I always make you punks talk. Why do you do it? Why? Why?" --- Robert Ryan as Jim Wilson in On Dangerous Ground, 1952


"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 6 December 2020