I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carleton College. My research centers around designing algorithms for analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data. In particular, my work focuses around applications in cancer genomics.


Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher and graduate student in the Computer Science Department at Brown University where I worked with Ben Raphael. I recieved a PhD and ScM in Computer Science from Brown University and a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College. I also spent several years working for Epic as a software tester.

Curriculum Vitae: [PDF]


Email: loesper-at-carleton-dot-edu
Mail: One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-222-4458
Office: Olin 319
Links: Google Scholar   dblp   ResearchGate

Spring 2022 Drop-In Student Hours: Mondays 1:50pm-2:50pm, Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm, and Fridays 9:30am-10:30am. These take place in Olin 306.

Spring 2022 By Appointment Student Hours: Thursdays 2:45pm-3:45pm. You can sign up for an appointment with this link. These take place in Olin 319.

Please message me if you need a zoom option. If none of the previous times work, you can always email me several other times that work for you.