Professor of Computer Science
MS, Ph.D., Reading University
George Towfic, Ph.D. is a professor of computer science at Clarke University. He has taught many graduate and undergraduate courses related to his research, both during his time at Clarke and at other national and international universities. These courses include bioinformatics, distributed systems, data communication and networking, artificial intelligence and expert systems, and Web programming.
Towfic’s bioinformatics research has appeared in highly regarded journals including “Bioinformatics.” In addition to his academic research, Towfic’s scholarly achievements include his role as a reviewer for National Institute of Health grant proposals, several textbooks, as well as peer-reviewed transcripts. He is currently in collaboration with the HIV Medical Clinic at the College of Iowa, HIV Medical Clinic at the College of Wisconsin-Madison, and Stanford Medical Center to develop data-mining tools and algorithms for the analysis of HIV drug resistance. He has served as Principle Investigator for many research grants and has contributed and chaired national and international research conferences. Towfic supervised many research grants including the Grow Iowa Value Fund (GIVF) grant to analyze HIV datasets related to Iowa and Wisconsin patients. He is a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).