Daisy, and Bill Majoros, August 2014.
Majoros [bil-mah-jor'-us] - noun: an American author, scientist,
musician, and photographer originally from a tiny
village in rural Pennsylvania. He has worked as a computer
scientist on applications ranging from missile guidance systems (for
the United States Department of Defense), computational linguistics (at
Reuters/ISI), and human
genetics (at various NIH-funded research institutes and
universities). In the early 2000’s he participated in
the monumental Human Genome Project, which sequenced the complete human
genomic DNA sequence for the first time in history; following this he
the first complete book on methods for computationally inferring
the locations and splicing patterns of genes on chromosomes. He
holds a B.Sc.
Distinction in computer science from Penn State University and is
doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. program in computational biology
at the Duke University Medical Center, where he conducts research into
the application of algorithms and statistical modeling techniques to
the study of molecular biology and genetic causes of human
disease. His bird photography has been endorsed by
Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Sierra Club, and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, while his highly popular
manual has been called “the
bible of bird photography”.
He has over thirty years of
experience as a heavy metal guitarist, keyboardist, and composer, and
is classically trained in saxophone, flute, and percussion.