Ben Raphael

Professor of Computer Science


Office: Computer Science, 309

Phone: 609-258-6314

Research interests: Developing and applying computational and mathematical methods to address biological questions at the molecular and cellular level. Human and cancer genomics, including algorithmic approaches to identify and interpret genomic alterations in genomes, reconstruct tumor evolution, and discover novel therapeutic interventions. Comparative genomics, particularly analysis of genome rearrangements in evolution. Algorithms for analysis of data from high-throughput genomics and proteomics technologies.


  • Microscope image of the brain's cerebellum, showing multiple folds and layers labeled in green and blue.

    Spatial data adds ‘great new dimension’ to studies on cancer and development

  • Foam board with a pinned grasshopper specimen, with wings extended, and four rows with different colors and shapes of synthetic wings under investigation for flying robots.

    Innovation funds support research in robotics, machine learning, climate resilience and more

  • Graphic with text "Commendation for Outstanding Teaching".

    Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • Microscope image of skin cancer cells

    New method melds data to make a 3-D map of cells’ activities

  • Colorful image of brain cancer chromosomes

    Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains

  • Microscope image of cancer cells with logo of International Cancer Genome Consortium

    Study uncovers potential cancer-causing mutations in genes’ control switches


  • Bioengineering and Health

  • Data Science

  • Applied Math


  • Computer Science

    Computer Science