Top data scientists from around the country will gather in the Rackham Building on Oct. 6 for a symposium to launch the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the centerpiece to the University’s recently announced $100 million investment in data science. The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics Presents the Third Annual Gilbert S. Omenn Lectureship presented by David E. Shaw, Ph.D. - "Simulating the Motion of Proteins and Drug Molecules: Implications for Science and Medicine"

Stephen A. Smith, Ph.D.

Stephen A. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


(734) 764-7923


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2071 Nat Sci
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1048


I have deep roots in biology and computer science. My primary research focuses on phylogenetic dataset construction, rates of evolution (molecular and character), and large- and small-scale biogeographic evolution.

Research Area: 
Databases and Computing
Evolutionary and Population Genetics
Statistical and Bioinformatics Applications and Software