William Howard-Snyder


University of Washington

Seattle, WA

I’m William, a first year MS student at the University of Washington studying computer science. My research interests include machine learning and scalable algorithms with the goal of applying these tools to problems in biology and medicine. I spend most of my time as a graduate researcher in the Matsen Group at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center working towards designing scalable methods for better understanding viral evolution.

I attained a BS (2022) at the University of Washington in Computer Science, where I was fortunate to be advised by Prof. Sheng Wang for my undergraduate thesis, as well as Erick Matsen for a research internship at FHCRC. I also attained a BA (2022) in Philosophy, where I focused on normative subjects like Ethics and Epistemology.

Outside of school, I enjoy playing board games, cooking, and traveling.

You can reach me at howarwil[at]cs[dot]washington[dot]edu


Sep 23, 2022 Started MS in Computer Science at UW.
Sep 13, 2022 Got engaged in Paris, France :ring:
Jun 20, 2022 Started internship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Jun 13, 2022 Graduated from UW with degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy :tada: