H. Chitsaz is assistant professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Prior to joining Wayne State University, Dr. Chitsaz was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, San Diego where he initiated single-cell genome assembly in collaboration with Pavel Pevzner and Glenn Tesler at UCSD and Roger Lasken at JCVI. Dr. Chitsaz contributed to RNA structure and RNA-RNA interaction prediction algorithms as a postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada before joining UCSD. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and 2006 respectively. Dr. Chitsaz holds two B.Sc. degrees with honors, in Computer Engineering and Mathematics, from Sharif University of Technology.