Michael S. Waterman

Expert in using organic compounds to create light and power
  • USC University Professor
  • Holder of the USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences
  • Affiliate, Center for Computational and Experimental Genomics
  • Head, Computational and Mathematical Statistics Section
  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Computer Science
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (213) 740-2408


  • mathematical approaches to molecularbiology and studies of human genetics
  • computational and molecular biology
  • bioinformatics
  • genetic mapping and DNA sequencing
  • probability and statistics
  • combinatorics
  • algorithms

Additional Information

    • Member, National Academy of Sciences Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Association for the Advancement of Science,
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Editor or co-editor of Mathematical Methods for DNA Sequences (1989);
    • Introduction to Computational Biology: Sequences, Maps and Genomes (1995);
    • Genetic Mapping and DNA Sequencing (1996);
    • Proceedings First Annual Conference on Computational and Molecular Biology(1997);
    • Proceedings Second Annual Conference on Computational and Molecular Biology (1998);
    • Proceedings Third Annual Conference on Computational and Molecular Biology (1999);
    • and Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology (1999)