Robert Patro

Robert Patro
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Room 259
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-8457
rob.patro [at]


Scalable Algorithms for High-throughput Genomic Analysis, Algorithms for Inferring and Comparing Biological Networks, Network Evolution & Systems Biology


Rob Patro ​is affiliated with Genomics​ Cluster. He earned his Ph.D degree from University of Maryland at College Park in 2012. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Lane Center for Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Patro joined the computer science department at Stony Brook University in 2014.


Rob Patro's research lies in scalable algorithms for high-throughput genomic analysis, algorithms for inferring & comparing biological networks, and network Evolution & Systems Biology.


Rob Patro was a recipient of ISMB travel fellowship (2013) and ISMB Student travel fellowship (2012). He won 1st Place in the DREAM 5 Challenge 1 in 2010. He was a reviewer of BMC Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids Research, and ISMB in 2014. He was on the Poster Selection Committee of RECOMB in 2014. He has also been a reviewer of PLOS Computational Biology & PLOS One, Workshop for Algorithms in Bioinformatics & Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, IEEE Visualization Conference, and SIGGRAPH.

Teaching Summary

CSE 549, CSE 548