Luis Pedro Coelho is a PhD candidate in computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is interested in computational biology that is both theoretically well-grounded and yields insights into real systems. Luis has a BS and MS in computer science from Instituto Superior Técnico. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has won multiple awards for academic or research excellence. Outside academia, Luis has been involved in theatre (having produced the student group at IST and starred in several productions), as well as received a prize in a short story competition. He has taught computer usage in underprivileged neighbourhoods and designed Webpages for nonprofits. In Summer 2010, Luis was in Mozambique, volunteering with local organisations there (see http://beiraproject.org).