Bruna Jacobson


Physical Address

Room 3400C
Farris Engineering Center
Building # 119 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1130
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

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Ph.D., Physics, University of Southern California

M.S., Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, 2005

B.S., Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, 2004


Dr. Bruna Jacobson is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico. Her research goal is to understand the underlying mechanisms that drive biomolecular interactions. These interactions are vital to the large majority of processes that sustain life, and when they go astray, they can lead to the onset of diseases and allergies. Research on biomolecular interaction and recognition is central to the development of new drugs and vaccines. In her work, she creates multiscale models of biological systems using data-driven methods in an interdisciplinary framework that uses techniques from robotics, graph theory, bioinformatics, biophysics, and machine learning. These models and simulations provide information and predictions that are then closely coupled to theoretical and experimental efforts to analyze biomolecular interactions across different length and time scales.

Teaching Interests

  • Data Organization
  • Experimental Methods in CS

Research Interests

  • Computational Biophysics
  • Machine Learning applied to the Biological Sciences