Professor Brown's primary research area is the understanding of sequential data, joining ideas from evolutionary theory with probabilistic modeling and discrete mathematics.
His established expertise is in biological sequence analysis, where he has worked on a host of areas, ranging from homology search to algorithms for hidden Markov models to evolutionary tree reconstruction. He also does work in music information retrieval.
Prof. Brown arrived at Waterloo in 2001; previously, he worked on the Human and Mouse Genome Projects, at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. He joined our Gambling Research Team early in 2013.