Phillip Compeau is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Computational Biology, where he serves as Assistant Director of the Master's in Computational Biology program (http://www.cmu.edu/ms-compbio/). He holds a Ph.D. from UC San Diego, a Master's degree from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor's degree with High Honors from Davidson College. He is the author of Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach (http://bioinformaticsalgorithms.com).
Phillip co-created the first massive open online course (MOOC) in bioinformatics, which has grown into the six-course Bioinformatics Specialization on Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/specializations/bioinformatics/). He also co-founded Rosalind (http://rosalind.info), an online platform for learning bioinformatics. A retired tennis player, he dreams of one day going pro in golf.