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Serafim Batzoglou

ISCB 2016 Innovator Award Keynote

Serafim Batzoglou

Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
United States

Presentation Title: Computational Challenges in Personalized Genomics
Time: Tuesday, July 12th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Introduction by: Bonnie Berger
Room: Northern Hemisphere BCD, Dolphin Hotel


I will discuss personalized genomics from a computational perspective. Computational contributions have been instrumental in the brief history of personalized genomics, starting from the sequencing of the first human genomes. Looking at the present and future, personalized genomics is likely to soon have massive positive impact in our understanding of human biology and practice of medicine; algorithms, artificial intelligence and large scale computing will be at the heart of these advances.


Serafim's research focuses on computational genomics: developing algorithms, machine learning methods, and systems for the analysis of large scale genomic data. He received a BS in Computer Science, BS in Mathematics, and MEng in EE&CS from MIT in June 1996, and a PhD in Computer Science from MIT in June 2000. He joined Stanford in 2001. He is a recipient of the Sloan Fellowship, the NSF Career Award, and was named Technology Review's "Top 100 Young Technology Innovators" in 2003. He is also co-founder of DNAnexus.