Yun (William) Yu

A photo of professor William Yun Yu.
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Telephone number
Building IC 343

Yun William Yu received his PhD in applied mathematics from MIT in 2017, where he was a Hertz Fellow and won the Johnson Prize for a math graduate student research paper in a major journal. He was a Wells Scholar and Goldwater Scholar at Indiana University during his undergraduate studies, and also received an MPhil and MRes from Imperial College London as a Marshall Scholar. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he spent two years as a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. His research program focuses on developing novel algorithms for bioinformatics applications and translating existing tools from the CS literature to biology. Most recently, his primary research themes have been on probabilistic sketches and compressive algorithms for data science, with a predominant focus on computational biology and bioinformatics.