Dan Gusfield

Professor

Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1980

My primary interests involve the efficiency of algorithms, particularly for problems in combinatorial optimization and graph theory. These algorithms have been applied to study data security, stable matching, network flow, matroid optimization, string/pattern matching problems, molecular sequence analysis, and optimization problems in population-scale genomics. Currently, I am focused on string and combinatorial problems that arise in computational biology and bioinformatics. I served as chair of the computer science department at UCD from July 2000 until August 2004, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of The IEEE/ACM Transactions of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics until January 2009.

Introduction to The IEEE/ACM Transactions of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

For a longer biosketch, see short biosketch

      Office: 2125 Kemper Hall (Engineering II)
      Phone: (530) 752-7131
      E-mail: gusfield@cs.ucdavis.edu

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Godel for Goldilocks -- Godel's First Incompleteness Theorem

Not too technical, not too philosophical -- A Rigorous, Yet Streamlined, Proof of Godel's First Incompleteness Theorem, Requiring Minimal Background May, 2014.
This is written for the first lecture of an undergraduate course on the Theory of Computation. It only requires knowing what integers, functions, and computer programs are. It is a no frills, no paradox, no analogy, no weird logic notation, to-the-point, proof.

Godel's first incompleteness theorem, Lecture Video 1 About one hour and 15 minutes.

Godel's first incompleteness theorem, Lecture Video 2 About 25 minutes.

Lecture Videos

These are lecture videos for CS 222A taken in fall 2007. This is the required graduate course at UC Davis Computer Science on Design and Analysis of Efficient Computer Algorithms.

Graduate Algorithms Course Lecture Videos:

CS222A Lecture Videos

These are lecture videos for CS 222A taken in fall 2007. This is the required graduate course at UC Davis Computer Science on Design and Analysis of Efficient Computer Algorithms.

Undergraduate Algorithms Course Lecture Videos:

CS122A Lecture Videos

These are lecture videos for CS 122A taken in fall 2010. This is the required undergraduate course at UC Davis Computer Science on Design and Analysis of Efficient Computer Algorithms.

The webpage for ECS 122 in Winter 2013 is www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~gusfield/cs122w13
ECS 122 Winter 2013, Design and Analysis of Algorithms

The webpage for ECS 225 in Winter 2012 is www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~gusfield/cs225w12
ECS 225 Winter 2012, Graph Theory and Algorithms

The webpage for ECS 120 in Fall 2011 is www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~gusfield/cs120f11
ECS 120 Fall 2011, Theory of Computation

The webpage for ECS 224 in Fall 2011 www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~gusfield/cs224f11
ECS 224 Fall 2011, Algorithms for Strings and Computational Biology



Fall 2009 - The website for the class ECS 224, String Algorithms and Computational Biology Algorithms, is www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~gusfield/cs224f09
ECS 224 Fall 2009

Since Spring 2000 I have been teaching an undergraduate course CS 124 Theory and Practice of Bioinformatics. See The Expanded Syllabus for CS124 for more information.
The current (Spring 2008) class webpage .

Bioinformatics Course Lecture Videos:

CS124 Lecture Videos

These are lecture videos for CS 124 taken in 2002. For the topics covered, they are still surprisingly current. Clicking will download a word document with web links to the lectures in both Windows Media player and Quicktime formats. Synopses of the lectures can be found at: Synopses of Bioinformatics Lecture Videos

Some Recent Publications

For selected recent publications: recent publications

Some Errata for Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences: Computer Science and Computational Biology can be found in Errata.

Some Recent Talks

For powerpoint of some recent talks: some recent talks

Software developed at UC Davis in my group

The software developed here covers a range of topics in computational biology and sequence analysis, and often accompanies papers published on the methodologies behind the software. Available software


November, 2012