Sara Mathieson

Sara Mathieson

Visiting Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Swarthmore College

phone: 610.690.5525
office: Science Center 260
email: smathieson [at] cs [dot] swarthmore [dot] edu

I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College. I received my PhD in Computer Science in 2015 from UC Berkeley where I was advised by Yun S. Song. My research areas include computational and population genetics, with a focus on demographic inference. I am generally interested in developing statistical and machine learning methods for problems in biology.

Current Semester

Spring 2018 Schedule
  CS 68 Bioinformatics    
    Lecture   10:30-11:20am MWF   181 Science Center
    Labs   1:05-2:35pm Thurs, 2:45pm-4:15pm Thurs   016 Clothier
  Office Hours   Monday 3-5pm, Wednesday 1-3pm

Previous Courses

Swarthmore College

  Introduction to Computer Science (CS 21)   Fall 2017

Smith College

  How Computers Work (CSC 103)   Spring 2016
  Introduction to Computer Science (CSC 111)   Spring 2017
  Programming with Data Structures (CSC 212)   Spring 2016
  Computer Graphics (CSC 240)   Fall 2015, Fall 2016
  Topics in Computational Biology (CSC 334)   Fall 2015
  Topics in Artificial Intelligence (CSC 390)   Fall 2016

UC Berkeley (Teaching Assistant)

  Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory (CS 70)   Spring 2014
  Algorithms for Computational Biology (CS 176)   Fall 2013


More information on my Google Scholar page.

Selected Talks


2017 -
Swarthmore College
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Swarthmore, PA
2015 - 2017
Smith College
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Northampton, MA
2010 - 2015
UC Berkeley
PhD, Computer Science
Designated Emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology
Thesis: Scalable Algorithms for Population Genomic Inference
Berkeley, CA
2008 - 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Mathematics with Computer Science (18C)
Cambridge, MA
2006 - 2007
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA