My name is (Alexander) Niema Moshiri, and I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I work on computational biology, with a research focus on viral phylogenetics and epidemiology. I also place a heavy emphasis on teaching, namely on the development of online educational content, primarily Massive Adaptive Interactive Texts (MAITs), and I recently gave a TEDx talk on the subject, which you can find here. You can watch my Ph.D. defense here, and you can read my Ph.D. dissertation here.
In addition to my appointment in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at UCSD, I have the following affiliations:
- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program
- Department of Biomedical Informatics (UCSD School of Medicine)
- Pandemic Response to Emerging Pathogens, Antimicrobial Resistance and Equity (PREPARE) Institute
In my free time, I love playing video games (JRPGs are my favorites). If you're curious about what I've been playing, you can find an album with my screenshots here.