Arman Bilge


Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience

Independent Researcher January 2018–Present

Research Assistant Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Matsen Group September 2016–December 2017

Undergraduate Researcher The University of Auckland
Centre for Computational Evolution March 2014–September 2016

High School Intern Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computational Biology Group March 2013–February 2014


Unfinished Ph.D. in Statistics University of Washington
September 2016–December 2017 Seattle, Washington

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics The University of Auckland
March 2014–November 2016 Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant The University of Auckland
COMPSCI 369 Computational Science March–June 2016


M Fourment, AF Magee, C Whidden, AB, FA Matsen, VN Minin (2020). 19 dubious ways to compute the marginal likelihood of a phylogenetic tree topology. Systematic Biology. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syz046

AE Seglias, E Williams, AB, AT Kramer (2018). Phylogeny and source climate impact seed dormancy and germination of restoration-relevant forb species. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0191931

V Dinh,* AB,* C Zhang,* FA Matsen (2017). Probabilistic Path Hamiltonian Monte Carlo. 34th International Conference on Machine Learning. arXiv:1702.07814

* Equal contribution


Scala at the Sea, Seattle (slides) January 2018
Evolution, Portland (poster) June 2017
SMBE Annual Meeting, Gold Coast (poster) July 2016
Evolution, Austin (video; slides) June 2016
New Zealand Phylogenomics Meeting, Mount Ruapehu (slides) February 2016
AWC Annual Meeting, Palmerston North (slides) October 2015
ESEB Congress, Lausanne (poster) August 2015
SMBE Annual Meeting, Vienna (poster; received travel award) July 2015
New Zealand Phylogenomics Meeting, Portobello February 2015
AWC Annual Meeting, Palmerston North (best 3 min. thesis award) October 2014
XSEDE12, Chicago (poster; received travel award) July 2012

Honors and Awards

$5,000 Summer Scholarship October 2014
The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution

$50,000 Scholarship Individual Winner December 2013
Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

1st and 2nd Places May 2012 and 2013
Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair


Tutor, Seattle MESA
Tutoring students in STEM subjects at low income public high schools.

Judge, various science and engineering fairs
Judged middle/high school and undergrad projects at TAF Academy, CSRSEF, and Fred Hutch SURP.

Developed a poster invitation system used by the Evolution and SMBE conferences.

Developed a timing system for the Evolution conference.