Department Initiatives and Events


Here, you will find a list of our active initiatives and events. Please use the left hand side menu to navigate to particular items for more information or click the title links, where applicable.

  • UTSW AI Innovations Challenge
    Participate in a structured challenge to innovate AI practical applications in the life sciences, biotech, & healthcare sectors!

  • BioHPC
    The department established high-performance computing infrastructure and services for powering clinical and basic science research at UT Southwestern with computational storage, tools, and softwares. We also offer a competitive BioHPC Fellowship to current PhD students and PostDocs who are BioHPC users and would like to apply computer science to their biomedical projects. 
  • The Discovery Engine Program
    Any non-faculty individual within the department or Computational Biology BME program may submit an idea for receiving funding. The goal is to offer a protected space to implement ideas. 

  • Nanocourses
    Department faculty teach 1-2 day interactive courses on various bioinformatics softwares, tools, and analytics. All UTSW personnel are welcome to apply.

  • U-HackMed
    This initiative launched in 2018 with a hackathon that was a huge success, followed by a 2019 hackathon and a 2020 gap year. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the department launched NeuroChats that brought together computational neuroscientists across the globe for discussing cutting edge papers with the first authors (graduate students and postdocs). This series ran from June 2022 through March 2023.

  • Center for Metastatic Tumor Imaging
    Three department faculty in collaboration with scientists and clinicians from Harvard, CHLA, and CRI-UTSW established this Center from a CCBIR grant.

  • The Biomedical Engineering Program - Computational Biology
    This graduate program trains young scientists to leverage transdisciplinary expertise for creative solutions to biomedical research problems.

  • Past Events