Announcing 2017 Faculty Hires

The Department welcomes two new faculty members.

Christina Boucher, Ph.D.Christina Boucher

Assistant Professor
Focus: Bioinformatics

Christina Boucher develops computational solutions that address biological problems impacting society. Boucher worked at Colorado State University before coming to the University of Florida. Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego.

“I am hoping to generate and analyze data that will help draw on the direct relationships between the University of Florida’s medical and veterinary schools.” — Boucher

Jaime Ruiz, Ph.D.Jaime Ruiz


Before coming to the University of Florida, Jaime Ruiz worked as an assistant professor in the computer science department at Colorado State University. Ruiz focuses on gestural interaction, mobile interaction, gesture recognition, usable bioinformatics and computer-supported cooperative work.

“I’m excited about this unique opportunity to work with new colleagues to make the University of Florida and the department a global leader in human-centered computing.” — Ruiz

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