Phillip Compeau is a visiting researcher at UC San Diego. He is the Assistant Department Head for Education in the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he serves as an advisor for the MS and undergraduate programs in computational biology. Together with Nikolay Vyahhi, he co-founded Rosalind, a free online resource for learning algorithmic biology , and he serves as the site's content editor. He is the co-author (with Pavel Pevzner) of the bestselling textbook, Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach.