Seminar - February 17, 2011
Feb 17, 2011 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Brett Milash, MS
Brett Milash holds a MS degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has 12 years of bioinformatics experience in both university and industry settings. This experience includes: microarray experiment design and data analysis for gene expression, genomic tiling, and comparative genomic hybridization applications (using Agilent, Affymetrix, and spotted cDNA microarrays); sequence analysis experience from transcriptome projects in Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis elegans, and Conus pulicarius; functional genomics experience from drug target discovery projects in pharmaceutical industry; Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) design and implementation experience for sequencing, microarray, genetic screening, and high-throughput gene knockout projects; and experience in protein modeling and protein structure prediction.
Next-generation DNA sequencing has become an essential tool in genome sciences, but the sheer volume and complexity of the data sets are taxing our computing infrastructure (and budget!). In this talk we'll discuss some advances in algorithms, computing hardware, and network communications that help us manage these massive data sets.