Amy Williams

Assistant Professor
Computational Biology, Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

102G Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-0633

Amy Williams

Assistant Professor
Computational Biology, Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise

Developing efficient algorithms for characterizing relatedness and identical by descent (IBD) sharing in large genetic datasets; association studies in admixed populations; recombination in humans

Current Research Interest

Algorithms for identical-by-descent detection in large-scale data sets; properties of local ancestry segments in recently admixed populations

Distinction

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Selected Publications

Ramstetter, Monica D., Sushila A. Shenoy, Thomas Dyer, Donna M. Lehman, Joanne E. Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, Jason G. Mezey, and Amy L. Williams. "Inferring Identical-by-Descent Sharing of Sample Ancestors Promotes High-Resolution Relative Detection." American Journal of Human Genetics 103, no. 7 (2018): 30–44.

Ramstetter, Monica D., Thomas Dyer, Donna M. Lehman, Joanne E. Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, Jason G. Mezey, and Amy L. Williams. “Benchmarking Relatedness Inference Methods with Genome-Wide Data from Thousands of Relatives.” Genetics 207, no. 1 (2017): 75-82.

Cornell Research Website Article

Genomic Data: What It Reveals