Forrest is a Professor in CIDSE and Center Director in the Biodesign Institute. She is a computer scientist who studies the biology of computation and computation in biology, including biological modeling of immunological processes and evolutionary diseases, cybersecurity, software engineering, and evolutionary computation.
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan
B.A. St. John's College
Forrest has over twenty years experience leading interdisciplinary research and education programs, primarily in the intersection of biology and computation, including work on computer security, software engineering, and biological modeling