Publications
2011
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "Big Cats, Consensus Trees, and Computational Thinking," book chapter, Bioinformatics for Biologists, to appear.
  • Suzanne J. Matthews  and Tiffani L. Williams,"An Efficient and Extensible Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees', BMC Bioinformatics, to appear. 
  • Grant Brammer, Ralph Crosby, Suzanne Matthews, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Paper Mache: Creating Dynamic Reproducible Science'', International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS'11), 2011. [PDF]
2010
  • Hyun-Jung Park, Seung-Jin Sul, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Large-Scale Analysis of Phylogenetic Search Behavior," book chapter, Advances in Computational Biology, to appear.
  • Suzanne J. Matthews, Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams,"A Novel Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees'', International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA'10), 2010. [PDF
  • Grant Brammer and Tiffani L. Williams, "Decision Tree Learning to Analyze Collections of Evolutionary Trees'',  IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB'10), 2010. [PDF]
  • Suzanne J. Matthews and Tiffani L. Williams. "MrsRF: An Efficient MapReduce Algorithm for Analyzing Large Collections of Evolutionary trees,"  Asia- Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC'10), publication appears in BMC Bioinformatics. [Read paper]
2009
  • Seung-Jin Sul, Suzanne J. Matthews, and Tiffani L. Williams. "Using Tree Diversity to Compare Phylogenetic Heuristics", BMC Bioinformatics. [Read paper]
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "An Experimental Analysis of Consensus Tree Algorithms for Large-Scale Tree Collections," 5th Intl. Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA'09). [PDF]
  • Hyun-Jung Park and Tiffani L. Williams, "A Fitness Distance Correlation Measure for Evolutionary Trees," 1st Intl. Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BiCoB'09). [PDF]
2008
  • Seung-Jin Sul, Suzanne J. Matthews, and Tiffani L. Williams, "New Approaches to Compare Phylogenetic Search Heuristics", IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM'08). [PDF]
  • Seung-Jin Sul, Grant Brammer, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Efficiently Computing Arbitrarily-Sized Robinson-Foulds Distance Matrices", Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI'08). [PDF]
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "An Experimental Analysis of Robinson- Foulds Distance Matrix Algorithms", European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA'08). [PDF]
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "Fast Hashing Algorithms to Summarize Large Collections of Evolutionary Trees", Technical Report TR-CS-2008-6-1, Department of Computer Science, Texas A& M University (2008). [PDF]
2007
  • Seung-Jin Sul and Tiffani L. Williams, "A Randomized Algorithm for Comparing Sets of Phylogenetic Trees," Asia- Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC'07), pp. 121- 130,2007. [PDF]
2006
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Marc L. Smith, "The Role of Diverse Populations in Phylogenetic Analysis," The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, (GECCO 2006).  [PDF]
  • Marc L. Smith and Tiffani L. Williams, "Phylospaces: Evolutionary Trees and Tuple Space", Fifth IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB'06). [PDF]
  • Tiffani L. Williams, Mi Yan, David A. Bader, and Bernard M.E. Moret, ``High- Performance Phylogeny Reconstruction Under Maximum Parsimony,'' in A.Y. Zomaya, editor, Parallel Computing for Bioinformatics, Wiley, 2006.
2005
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Marc L. Smith, "Cooperative Rec-I- DCM3: A Population-   Based Approach for Reconstructing Phylogenies", 2005 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB '05), 127- 134, 2005. [PDF]
2004
  • Usman Roshan, Bernard M.E. Moret, Tiffani L. Williams, and Tandy Warnow,. "Rec-I-DCM3: A fast algorithmic technique for reconstructing large phylogenetic trees,"Proc. 3rd IEEE Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (CSB 2004), 98- 109, IEEE Press (2004). [PDF]
  • Usman Roshan, Bernard M.E. Moret, Tandy Warnow, and Tiffani L. Williams, "Performance of supertree methods on various dataset decompositions," in Phylogenetic Supertrees: Combining information to reveal the Tree of Life, O.R.P. Bininda- Edmonds, ed., Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht, 2004, 301- 328. [PDF]
2003
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Bernard M.E. Moret, "An investigation of phylogenetic likelihood methods," Proc. 3rd IEEE Symp. on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE'03), IEEE Press (2003), 79- 86. [PDF]
2001
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Rebecca Parsons, "Practical Experience Using a Computational Model for the Design of Heterogeneous Distributed Software", Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, 33(3), 146- 157, 2001. [PDF]
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Rebecca Parsons, "Exploiting Hierarchy in Heterogeneous Environments", Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models (APDCM'01), in conjunction with the 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'01), 2001. [PDF]
2000
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Rebecca Parsons, "The Heterogeneous Bulk Synchronous Parallel Model", Workshop on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computational Models (APDCM'00), in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 102- 108, 2000. [PDF]
1998
  • Tiffani L. Williams and Mark Goudreau, "An Experimental Evaluation of BSP Sorting Algorithms", 10th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS'98), 115-118, 1998. [PDF]
  • Rebecca Parsons and Tiffani L. Williams, "Alternative Fitness Functions and their Effect on the Evolution of Hierarchically- Related Individuals", Massively Parallel Computing Systems, 1998. [PDF]