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. He also co-founded the Precollege Program in Computational Biology, a program teaching high school students computational biology that is the only program of its kind in the world. 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, which has been adopted by over 100 institutions around the world.