Professor Bernard Omolo earned his PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Texas Tech University in 2004 and joined the Division of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of South Carolina – Upstate, the same year as an Assistant Professor. His research has focused on the development and application of statistical methods in genomics, genetics, public health and the environment. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and the Simons Foundation. Currently, he is developing statistical models for DNA microarray and RNASeq data from cancer studies, among other projects. Professor Omolo is the current Chair of the Division of Mathematics & Computer Science at the University of South Carolina – Upstate. He has been a Visiting Faculty at SIMS since 2013.