MSc and PhD in Computer Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
BS and MSc in Biology, Moscow State University, Russia
Dr. Barsky held research positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. For several years, she taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto. Her main research focus is in stringology: algorithms on strings and their applications to big data and biological sequence analysis. Her secondary research interest is an application of Machine Learning tools to areas of sociology and cultural anthropology. She published research papers in top Computer Science venues such as Proceedings of the Very Large Database Endowment, ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics, and authored the book “Full-text (substring) indexes in external memory”. Dr. Barsky joined the faculty at Simon's Rock in 2017. Her teaching interests include algorithms, systems, databases, and software development. You can find out more about Dr. Barsky on her website.