I am an assistant professor at the University of Idaho, Moscow.
I completed my PhD in Computer Science at Brandeis University with Jordan Pollack, and postdoctoral fellowship in the Computational Biology Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School with Katie Bentley.
Research: computational methods in the study of biological and physical processes
Context: scientific computing, artificial life, and computational/theoretical biology
Tools: machine learning, functional programming, image analysis, and simulation
- I am a visiting scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus
- Two fresh preprints are out:
Multi-sample SPIM image acquisition, processing and analysis of vascular growth in zebrafish: a complete method (from embedding zebrafish embryos to quantitative analysis) for studying vascular development zebrafish; come for the technique, stay for the videos
Neuromodulated Learning in Deep Neural Networks: translates ideas from biological neuromodulation to deep neural network optimization and outperforms the current best optimizers
- Two new papers will be coming out in Artificial Life (in different issues):
Escalation of Memory Length in Finite Populations: computational evidence of sustained coevolutionary arms races for >1,000,000 generations
Artificial Gene Regulatory Networks—A Review: extensive review of the simulation and computational evolution of artificial gene regulatory networks
- I was a visiting scientist at the Royal Veterinary College, sponsored by the Royal Society in the summer of 2018.
Harrington, K., and Pollack, J., (2019) “Escalation of Memory Length in Finite Populations”. In Artificial Life, in press. (preprint bioRxiv 130583, pdf)
Costa G.*, K. Harrington*, H. Lovegrove*, D. Page, S. Chakravartula, K. Bentley, S. Herbert, (2016) “Asymmetric division coordinates collective cell migration in angiogenesis”. In Nature Cell Biology, Vol. 18, pp. 1292–1301.
* Joint primary authors
Wang, A. L., J. M. Gold, N. Tompkins, M. Heymann, K. I. Harrington, and S. Fraden, (2016) “Configurable NOR Gate Arrays from Belousov-Zhabotinsky Micro-droplets”. In European Physics Journal: Special Topics, Vol. 225, no. 1, pp. 211-227. pdf
Harrington, K. I. S., (2016) “A Circuit Basis for Morphogenesis”. In Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 633, pp. 28-36. pdf