CRISTINA POP

  

Stanford University

Stanford, CA USA

  

  

   

  


 

EDUCATION
 

2008-present    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student

                        Computer Science

                        Stanford University

                        Degree Expected: May 2013
                        Interests: Probabilistic Models, Computational Biology, Machine Learning

 

2003-2008        Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

                       Computer Engineering, Honours Mathematics Option

                        The University of British Columbia (UBC)

                        Degree Conferred: May 2008 with Distinction

                        Ranked:

1 of 118 students in Year 4, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2 of 250 students in Year 3, Electrical and Computer Engineering

3 of 375 students in Year 3, Faculty of Applied Science

                      


 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
 

 2010                 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Stanford University

     Awarded to outstanding US students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  

2008                 Faculty of Applied Science Prize for Academic Excellence, UBC

     Awarded to 1 out of ~600 graduating UBC students in the Faculty of Applied Science.

  

2008                 Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Award - Honorable Mention

     Awarded to North American undergraduates with outstanding potential in computing research.

  

2008-2009         Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarships:

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (declined) and Postgraduate Scholarship M

     Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded to top-ranked Postgraduate Scholarship applicants, for

     academic excellence, research potential, and communication / interpersonal / leadership skills.

  

2006                 PMC-Sierra Founders Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

     Awarded to 1 UBC electrical / computer engineering student for academic achievement,  

     entrepreneurship, leadership, interest in integrated circuit and communication system design.

  

2006                 Microsoft Technical Scholarship

     Awarded to students studying in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, who show passion for

     software and academic excellence.

  

2005                 MDSI Mobile Data Solutions Inc. Peter Kam Memorial Scholarship, UBC

     Awarded to 1 out of ~400 UBC electrical / computer engineering students in 3rd or 4th year.

  

2004                 Leslie and Greta Carter Memorial Engineering Scholarship, UBC

     Awarded to 1 out of ~600 UBC students entering 2nd year engineering.

  

2003-2007         IBM Canada Limited Pacific Development Centre Scholarship

     Awarded annually to 10 Canadian students entering a BC university in fields in computing.


 

PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES
 

2010                 “Analysis of the regulatory landscape affecting translational efficiency”

Translational Control Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

                        Poster Presentation

 

2010                 “Analysis of the regulatory landscape affecting translational efficiency”

Biomedical Computation at Stanford Symposium

                        Selected Talk (3rd best talk award)


2010                 “Improved free energy parameters for RNA pseudoknotted secondary structure prediction”

Mirela Andronescu, Cristina Pop, and Anne Condon

RNA Journal 16(1):26-42

 

2007                 “HFold: RNA Pseudoknotted Secondary Structure Prediction Using Hierarchical Folding”

Hosna Jabbari, Anne Condon, Ana Pop, Cristina Pop, and Yinglei Zhao

7th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI), Philadelphia, USA
Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 4645:323-334

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

2011 August-October

Intern

Microsoft Research

 

2010 April-June

Course Assistant

Probabilistic Graphical Models, Stanford

 

2009 April-June

Course Assistant

Senior Software Project, Stanford

 

2009 January-March

Course Assistant

Computational Genomics, Stanford

 

2008-present

Research Assistant

Supervisor: Dr. Daphne Koller, Computer Science, Stanford

 

2008 May-June

Research Assistant

Supervisor: Dr. Anne Condon, Computer Science, UBC

·    energy models for RNA folding prediction (C++)

 

2007 May-Aug

Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Supervisor: Dr. Anne Condon, Computer Science, UBC

·    energy models for RNA folding prediction (C++)

 

2007 Jan-Apr

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Honours Integral Calculus, Mathematics, UBC

 

2006 May-Aug

Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient, NSERC

Supervisor: Dr. Anne Condon, Computer Science, UBC

·    RNA folding prediction algorithm based on hierarchical folding (Haskell and C++)

 

2006 Jan-Apr

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Linear Systems, Mathematics, UBC

 

2004 May-Aug

Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient, NSERC

Supervisor: Dr. Joel Friedman, Mathematics, UBC

·    programs to model and test the Ramanujan property of graphs (C++ and Matlab)

 


ASSOCIATIONS
 

 2008-present    Women in Computer Science, Stanford University (Secretary for 2 years, President for 1 year)

2004-present    Golden Key International Honour Society (received UBC New Inductee Scholarship)