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ISMB 2020 - Distinguished Keynote

Laxmi Parida

Laxmi Parida

IBM Fellow; Computational Genomics
Master Inventor
Mathematical Sciences Council
IBM Academy of Technology
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
New York, United States

Presentation Title: TBA


Dr. Laxmi Parida is an IBM Fellow, Master Inventor and heads the Computational Genomics at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA. She is a visiting professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York. Over the last 10 years, she has led the IBM Science team in the Cacao Consortium (with MARS, USDA), the Genographic Project with National Geographic, the Bioinformatics team in the "Sequence the Food Supply Chain Consortium" across multiple IBM labs in different geographies, and the science team in the personalized cancer medicine system “Watson for Genomics”.

Her research areas include population genomics, cancer genomics, plant genomics, bioinformatics, algorithms (including AI) and topological data analysis. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers; edited 10 volumes and authored a monograph on pattern discovery in bioinformatics. She holds over 40 US patents. She is on the advisory board of NYU Engineering School and editorial board of BMC Bioinformatics, Journal of Computational Biology and an Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics.

In her spare time she authors a blog and a book on food, and, is a teacher and performer of Argentine Tango.