Julia Matsieva



University of California, Davis
Ph.D. expected 2018
Computer Science
University of California, Davis
M.S. 2014
Computer Science
Harvey Mudd College
B.S. 2011
Joint Computer Science and Mathematics


Combinatorial optimization for reticulation networks
University of California, Davis, September 2013-present Analysis of maximum likelihood for phylogenetic trees
University of California, Davis, September 2014-present Global monitoring of earth surface changes (Clinic Project)
Harvey Mudd College, September 2010-May 2011 Observationally cooperative multithreading
Harvey Mudd College, Computer Science Department, June 2010-May 2011


Teaching Assistant
University of California, Davis, Computer Science Department Jiujitsu Instructor
Cia Paulista, Sacramento, December 2017-present Graduate Student Researcher
University of California, Davis, September 2013-present Kids Jiujitsu Teacher
Academy Learning Center, Sacramento, January-April 2017 Database Theory Intern
LogicBlox, Atlanta, GA, June-August 2012 Graduate Student Researcher
University of California, Davis, September 2011-June 2012 Physics Grader
Harvey Mudd College Physics Department, January 2008-May 2011
Student Researcher
Harvey Mudd College, Computer Science Department, June 2010-May 2011 Software Development Intern
Dreamhost, San Francisco, CA, May-August 2009 Software Development Intern
Affinity Circles, Mountain View, CA, May-August 2008 Freelance Web Developer
San Jose, CA, 2003-2007; 2010-2014


Matsieva J, Kelk S, Scornavacca C, Whidden C, Gusfield D.,
A resolution of the static formulation question for the problem of computing the history bound,
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 404-417, March-April 1 2017
Trying to Simulate the History Bound by ILP,
Integer Linear Programming in Computational Biology, May 2016
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Matsieva, Julia. A Static Formulation of the History Bound Problem.
UC Davis, 2014.
Christopher A. Stone, Melissa E. O'Neill, Sonja A. Bohr, Adam M. Cozzette, M. Joe DeBlasio, Julia Matsieva, Stuart A. Pernsteiner, Ari D. Schumer. Observationally Cooperative Multithreading. arXiv. Harvey Mudd College, 2012.


Circulation/Catalog Volunteer
Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange (LLACE)
Sacramento, CA, April 2015-April 2018
  • Performed all circulation tasks efficiently with attention to detail, including checking materials in/out to patrons, shelving, creating and updating patron memberships
  • Cataloged new materials to include all relevant information; conducted additional research to populate subject fields
  • Processed newly cataloged materials: generated and attached barcode labels, created covers for hardcover books
  • Documented and processed donation materials, processed credit card transactions, tabulated cash totals, provided relevant donation policy and tax information to donors
Committee Member – Student Search Committee
University of California, Davis, Computer Science Department, February-April 2017
  • Attended talks by prospective faculty members
  • Met with candidates and other students to discuss their research, teaching style and plans for the community
  • Submitted short written evaluations of the candidates
Veteran Resource Navigator
Southgate Library, Sacramento, CA, January-June 2014
  • Evaluated and distributed resources to connect veterans with state and federal benefits
Co-editor; Editor – Spectrum Yearbook
Harvey Mudd College, 2007-2009; 2009-2011
  • Facilitated the design and production of a 100-page print publication
  • Designed student yearbook pages, cover and endsheets using Herff Jones publishing software for print media
  • Worked with the school photographer to create, organize and update headshots of the faculty and student body of over 800 students
  • Negotiated and managed a budget; met all relevant production deadlines to avoid penalty payments
  • Facilitated communication with parents and alumni for the production of senior pages
  • Organized the distribution of yearbooks to seniors after their graduation


CanvasserAlison Hartson Senate Campaign
Tower Cafe, Sacramento, CA, June 2, 2018
Brockway Park, Sacramento, CA, May 26, 2018 Responsible Beverage ServerBrewHaHa Productions
1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, April 8, 2018
Punk in Drublic: Craft Beer & Music Festival, October 15, 2017
Volunteer – Feast for WEAVE
1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA, November 4, 2017
1215 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, November 1, 2014 Conference VolunteerProfessional Business Women of California
Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA, March 28, 2017 Field Assembly VolunteerFRT Sacramento Regional
ARC Pavilion, UC Davis, Davis, CA, March 22, 2017 Volunteer Weather Refuge Center
2107 6th Street, Sacramento, CA, February 21, 2017 Project JudgeNorCal FLL Capital District Championship
Inderkum High School, Sacramento, CA, January 16, 2016


Python, Datalog/Prolog, C/C++, Java, Haskell
vim, svn, git, LaTeX
Gurobi, sage, Mathematica
HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Perl, django


  • GGCS Graduate Student Fellowship, SQ13
  • Harvey S. Mudd Merit Award, 2007-2011
  • Dean's List, 2008-2011
  • Computer Science Department Honors, 2011
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts Department Honors, 2011
  • MCM Honorable Mention, 2010

Relevant coursework

  • Theory of Molecular Computation
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Cryptography for E-Commerce
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Operating System Models
  • Computer and Information Security
  • Finite Model Theory
  • Algorithms for Strings and Computational Biology
  • Machine Learning and Discovery
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Scientific Computing
  • Graph Theory
  • Real Analysis I and II
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Representation Theory
  • Topics in Advanced Algorithms
  • Topics in Complexity Theory
  • Computability and Logic
  • Programming Languages
  • Discrete Mathematics

Irrelevant coursework

Theoretical Mechanics •  General Relativity and Cosmology •  Quantum Physics  •  Fundamentals of Drawing
 •  Beginning Painting


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