Olivier Tremblay-Savard

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba


My research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and human computing. In particular, I'm interested in all aspects of genome and biological sequence evolution, as well as human computing and crowdsourcing games.

I completed my Ph.D. in bioinformatics at the Université de Montréal in 2013 under the supervision of Nadia El-Mabrouk. From 2013 to 2015, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow on human computing games in genomics at McGill University under the mentorship of Jérôme Waldispühl. I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba in January 2016.



  • Rogerio de Leon Pereira, PhD student
  • Anjum Matin, MSc student
  • Mardel Maduro, undergraduate student


  • Chamath Welihinda, undergraduate student
  • Adam Grabowiecki, undergraduate student
  • Brittany Postnikoff, undergraduate student


I am currently looking for students at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. levels with interests in bioinformatics.

M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidates interested in pursuing studies in bioinformatics under my supervision must have a strong background in algorithm development, theoretical computer science and programming. The potential candidates must have at least some experience in biology and/or bioinformatics; otherwise, they have to demonstrate a high level of motivation to learn biological concepts.

Potential candidates must send me, by e-mail, their CV and most recent transcript, along with a letter of motivation. Positions are competitive and due to the large number of requests, only the best candidates will receive an answer.


Office: E2-411 EITC
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Email: tremblao AT cs.umanitoba.ca

Phone: 204-474-8675

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