Bringing Big Data to Life
The CompGen initiative seeks to combine the collective strengths of Illinois’ genomic research with its prowess in large-scale parallel systems and big data to develop new technology that enables future genomic breakthroughs.
As part of the initiative, researchers aim to build an instrument that allows scientists to manage and process genomic information and algorithm development, while providing high accuracy of results, resilience to errors, and scalability with growing volumes of data.
The new technology could enable a better understanding of the basic processes of life, illumination on how evolution works, and custom treatments for disease, among other discoveries.
CompGen will also serve as a tool for educating students and corporations in novel, efficient ways to process and analyze genomic data and to handle “big data” in general.
Solicitation for CompGen Fellows Now Open
With support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, we are again offering CompGen Graduate Fellowships to support students for Academic Year 2018/2019. These fellowships are awarded for a one-year period, with the option of either a summer internship over Summer 2019, or summer fellowship support. We anticipate that funding will be available next year to provide a second year award if requested. Applications are due by April 20, 2018. If you have questions about the fellowship or application process please contact Matt Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org).