Joseph Tsui is a second-year DPhil student at the Department of Biology, University of Oxford. His research interests lie at the intersection of epidemiology, ecology and evolution, with a specific focus on developing new phylodynamic methods to understand the complex processes underlying the transmission of infectious diseases. As part of his work on characterising the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 using genomic data, he is interested in developing robust pipelines for large-scale phylogenetic analyses and the design of systems for distributed real-time analysis of early outbreak data.
Joseph holds a BA and MSc in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to his DPhil study, he worked as a research assistant at the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health in Hong Kong, where he contributed to research on the integration of data science and epidemiology.