Katherine St. John

New Zealand, 2013
Students, 2010
Graduation, 2005
MSRI, 1996

I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY). I also hold appointments to the doctoral faculty of anthropology and of computer science at the Graduate Center of CUNY, as well as being a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History (invertebrate zoology and NYCEP).

My research interests lie in the intersection of biology, computing, and mathematics, focusing on tree structures used to model evolutionary histories, binary search trees, and ways to compare and visualize these structures. See my research page for recent publications and grant funding and treespace working group for recent activies. If you are a student (undergraduate or graduate) interested in working on a research project, please see my student research page.

With Prof. Megan Owen, I run an NSF-sponsored academic year research experience for undergraduates (REU) program. I am also part of an education initiatve, BridgeUp: STEM, at the American Museum of Natural History to encourage the pursuit of data science. While at Lehman College, my service included co-chairing their Data Science Initiative.

In Summer 2017, I moved from Lehman College to Hunter College. If you have questions about the Lehman College internship program, please contact the internship coordinator, Mr. Sameh Fakhouri. To resolve other Lehman College questions, contact the chair, Dr. Brian Murphy.

More information

If you would like to reach me, the best way is email to: katherine.stjohn AT hunter cuny edu.