PRESS, WILLIAM H

William H Press

Professor
Department of Computer Science, Department of Integrative Biology

Warren J. and Viola Mae Raymer Chair

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

wpress@cs.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-232-4022

Office Location
ACE 3.258

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
2317 Speedway, Stop D9500
Austin, TX 78712

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1973)
M.S., California Insitute of Technology (1971)
A.B., Harvard College (1969)

Research Interests

Dr. Press does research in computational biology, especially whole genome statistical studies. His interests include fast numerical and statistical algorithms, data mining, and pattern recognition. He is also interested in the interdisciplinary application of mathematical and statistical methods across the physical and biological sciences, and to societal issues including international security.

 

 

Selected Publications

W.H. Press, "Strong profiling is not mathematically optimal for discovering rare malfeasors," PNAS, 106, 1716-1719 (2009).

W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, and B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, Third Edition, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) ISBN0521880688: 1-1253 view

W.H. Press and H. Robins, "Isochores Exhibit Evidence of Genes Interacting with the Large-scale Genomic Environment, Genetics," 174,1029-1040 (2006).

W.H. Press, Discrete Radon transform has an exact, fast inverse and generalizes to operations other than sums along lines, PNAS 103: 19249-19254 (2006)

W.H. Press and H. Robins, Isochores Exhibit Evidence of Genes Interacting with the Large-scale Genomic Environment, Genetics 174: 1029-1040 view (2006)

H. Robins and W.H. Press, Human microRNAs target a functionally distinct population of genes with AT-rich 3' UTRs, PNAS 102: 15557-15562 view (2005)

A.G. Riess, W.H. Press, and R.P. Kirshner, "A Precise DistanceIndicator: Type Ia Supernova Multicolor Light Curve Shapes," Astrophys. J., 473, 88 (1996).

W.H. Press and P.L Schechter, "Formation of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies by Self-Similar Gravitational Condensation, Astrophys. J, 187, 425 (1974).

W.H. Press and S.A. Teukolsky, "Perturbations of a Rotating Black Hole: Dynamical Stability of the Kerr Metric," Astrophys. J., 185, 649 (1973).

Books

W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, and B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, Third Edition, 1235 pp. + xxi (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, and B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, Third Edition, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) ISBN0521880688: 1-1253 view

W.H. Press, Discrete Radon transform has an exact, fast inverse and generalizes to operations other than sums along lines, PNAS 103: 19249-19254 (2006)

W.H. Press and H. Robins, Isochores Exhibit Evidence of Genes Interacting with the Large-scale Genomic Environment, Genetics 174: 1029-1040 view (2006)

H. Robins and W.H. Press, Human microRNAs target a functionally distinct population of genes with AT-rich 3' UTRs, PNAS 102: 15557-15562 view (2005)

W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in Fortran 90: The Art of Parallel Scientific Computing, Volume 2 of Fortran Numerical Recipes, Second Edition (New York:Cambridge University Press, 1996).

W.H. Press, S.A. Teukolsky, W.T. Vetterling, and B.P. Flannery, Numerical Recipes in C, Second Edition, 1007pp. + xxvi (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

W.H. Press, B.P. Flannery, S.A. Teukolsky, and W.T. Vetterling, Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing, 818 pp. + xvi (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

R.H. Price, and S.A. Teukolsky, Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation, with complete solutions 599 pp. + xiv (Princeton University Press, 1975).

 

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Caltech Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Helen B. Warner Prize of the American Astronomical Society