B i l l   M a j o r o s

Bill Majoros is 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) to computational linguistics (for Thomson-Reuters/ISI) and human genetics (at various research institutes and universities).  In the early 2000’s he worked on the  Human Genome Project, which established the complete DNA sequence of the human genome 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 develops algorithms and statistical modeling techniques for 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 Photography, while his highly popular photography instructional manual has been called “the bible of bird photography”.  He has over thirty years of experience as a classically-trained guitarist, keyboardist, and composer.








email: bmajoros@duke.edu