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Brandy, Daisy, and Bill Majoros, August 2014.

Bill 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/NSF-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 published the first complete book on methods for computationally inferring the locations and splicing patterns of genes on chromosomes.  He holds a B.Sc. with High Distinction in computer science from Penn State University and is currently a 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 distributed by the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Sierra Club, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and published in magazines such as Popular Photogrpahy, while his highly popular photography instructional 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.


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email: bmajoros@duke.edu