DIMACS TR: 95-48

Proceedings of Phylogeny Workshop

Host: Simon Tavare


Phylogeny reconstruction remains a dynamic field with many challenging problems, both theoretical and applied. This report attempts to capture some of the recent developments, as represented by the speakers at the DIMACS workshop.

The organizing committee included Michael Bulmer, Martin Farach, Peter Smouse and Bob Vrijenhoek from Rutgers, Simon Tavare from USC, and Tandy Warnow from the University of Pennsylvania. We are indebted to DIMACS for their help in organizing the workshop and for arranging for publication of the proceedings. We would like to thank the participants, approximately 100 phylogeny enthusiasts, for making the workshop such a success.

The work of the organizing committee, and the success of the workshop, was greatly enhanced by the support of Pat Toci and Sandy Barbu who managed all the local arrangements. Sandy Barbu converted a wide variety of write-ups into the coherent format of the final Technical Report.

Finally, we thank Walter Fitch (UC Irvine), a pioneer in the field of phylogenetics, for getting the workshop off to a great start. We gave him the difficult task of providing "An introduction to molecular evolution for mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists," a challenge he met with great skill and energy.

Paper available at: ftp://dimacs.rutgers.edu/pub/dimacs/TechnicalReports/TechReports/1995/95-48.ps.gz

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