New preprint on HyDe-CNN

By | June 30, 2020

Postdoc Paul Blischak just submitted our latest paper with Mike Barker. Paul developed an approach based on convolutional neural networks to infer models of hybrid speciation from phylogenomic data. His approach is among the first to use linkage information along the genome for such inference, and simulations show that it is powerful. Nicely, the CNN is simple enough to train on a laptop, so we hope Paul’s approach will be broadly useful.