Hi, I'm Tim Dunn!

Current Research

I'm a fourth-year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working on alignment algorithms and machine learning for improving the accuracy of genome sequencing technologies. In particular, my recent work has focused on small variant calling for nanopore sequencing. My advisor is professor Satish Narayanasamy, although I have also worked closely with professors Reetu Das and David Blaauw. It's been a BLAST so far!


I received my BS in CS and EE from Clarkson University in 2019 (3.99 GPA) and was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship ($7,500/yr). I received my MS in CS from the University of Michigan in 2021 (4.00 GPA) and was likewise awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ($37,000/yr). I have also completed the following research internships:

Contact Me

I'm looking to work in industry after completing my PhD (expected May 2024), so if you're hiring, please reach out over LinkedIn, Twitter, or Email! Please also drop a line if you're an academic who would like to talk more about research!


I write programs for fun as well as for work. You can check out a few of my cool projects here! In the past, I have also taken part in math competitions, competitive programming, and CTFs. Most afternoons you can find me outdoors; my current passions are rock climbing, nordic skiing, and ultimate frisbee. My favorite hobbies are reading and juggling, and I'm currently working on juggling 7 balls!