Curriculum vitae

Full name: Jouni Leo Tapio Sirén
Skype: jltsiren

Education and employment

2018 - present Assistant Research Scientist, University of California Santa Cruz
2015 – 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Supervisors: Richard Durbin, Thomas Keane
2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chile
Supervisor: Gonzalo Navarro
Funding: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland
2007 – 2012 PhD in Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Supervisor: Veli Mäkinen
Thesis: Compressed Full-Text Indexes for Highly Repetitive Collections
1999 – 2007 MSc in Computer Science, University of Helsinki

Funding and awards

2013 Doctoral Thesis Award, Finnish Information-Processing Research Foundation
Award for the best PhD thesis in computer science accepted by a Finnish university in 2012
2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Two-year grant for postdoctoral research abroad (€72000)
2010 Nokia Scholarship, Nokia Foundation
Scholarship for research expenses (€5000)
2010 – 2011 Funded Position, Finnish Doctoral Programme in Computational Sciences
External funding for salary and travel expenses (14 months)
2008 Doctoral Grant, Research Foundation of the University of Helsinki
One-year grant for doctoral studies (€15000)


2012 MSc thesis supervision, University of Helsinki
2007 – 2008 Completed Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (5 cr)
2001 – 2011 Teaching assistant on 30 lecture courses and 10 laboratory courses, University of Helsinki

Academic service

2012 - present Conferences
Program committee: RECOMB-Seq 2019, SPIRE 2015, SPIRE 2018
Organizing committee: CPM 2012
2008 – present External Reviewer
Journals: Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, EURASIP JSPB, IEEE/ACM TCBB, INS, IPL, JCMCC, JDA, JEA, JUCS, TCS
Book chapters: Springer
Other: National Science Centre (Poland)
2007 – 2009 Human Resources Policy Follow-up Group, University of Helsinki
2006 – 2007 Data Privacy Group, University of Helsinki
2003 – 2005 Degree Structure Reform Group, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki
2003 – 2005 Degree Structure Reform Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki

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