My name is Harold Pimentel and I am currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Berkeley EECS studying computational genomics in Lior Pachter’s group. My first year I was supported by a GAANN Fellowship. For the remainder of my graduate career I will be supported by a mixture of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and NIH grants.
The umbrella term for my research is computational genomics, though, in particular, I'm currently pumped about RNA-Seq analysis methods focused on: abundance estimation, transcript annotation difficulties, differential expression, and the marriage of all these.
In December 2013, I completed a Master's thesis in statistics with Haiyan Huang on biclustering methods for expression data. More on this soon...
The photo in the header is of the pyramids at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, México from Summer 2013. The photo on the left is of me drinking coconut juice near Tulum, Quintana Roo, México.
Beyond academics I enjoy road and mountain cycling, hiking, finding new places to eat, and interesting television shows (my guilty pleasure).