Hayan Lee currently serves as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at Joint Genome Institute (JGI). She earned her PhD in Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation is about “Algorithms and applications in genome assembly using long read sequencing technology”, advised by Prof. Michael Schatz, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). She received her Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Her master thesis was published at 70th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Her undergraduate degree with Cum Laude was received at Seoul National University in Korea. Lee worked for 4 years at AhnLab, Inc., where she programmed Windows kernel-level file system filter driver for V3 anti-virus program. Lee is interested in developing methods (tools/software) using statistical machine learning and long reads produced by third generation sequencing technology such as PacBio, Moleculo, Oxford Nanopore, 10X Genomics, Dovetail Genomics and BioNano Genomics etc. This includes de novo genome assembly, single cell, cancer data analysis, time series data analysis and population structure to analyze big data, infer critical factors, predict the future and discover biological importance.