Paul Jensen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Primary Website

Jensen Lab


Dr. Paul Jensen earned Bachelor’s degrees in chemical and biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Biology Department at Boston College.

Research Interests

His research group studies the oral microbiome using artificial intelligence, laboratory automation, and high-throughput genomics. Dr. Jensen is also interested in educational barriers to careers in artificial intelligence. He serves as co-founder and scientific advisor for Cerillo, LLC, maker of laboratory instrumentation with the biological researcher in mind.

  • Artificial intelligence: Bayesian optimization & deep reinforcement learning
  • Automated science: robotic systems that autonomously perform experiments
  • Oral microbiology: understanding bacterial communities that impact oral health
  • Engineering education: career pathways in AI and quality engineering

Research Areas:

Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Engineering Education

Additional Title(s)

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering


Dr. Paul Jensen was previously an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.