BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

 

Dr. Sebastian Palacios received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, where his thesis demonstrated the use of artificial neural networks to design cancer therapeutics based on synthetic genetic systems. Dr. Palacios is the recipient of the Harvard-MIT Martha Gray Prize for Excellence in Research, the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, MIT's Shillman Fellowship, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, and was awarded for excellence in leadership at the MIT Awards Convocation. Palacios has also been the course director of MIT's 6.S096 Biological Digital Computation, and co-developer of the massive open online course (MOOC) Principles of Synthetic Biology in Edx, through which he has helped to teach over 20,000 students over the course of three years. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Georgia Tech, where he was the recipient of the award for most outstanding undergraduate researcher in the College of Engineering.