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.
CompGen Fellows for 2018-19 Named
Congratulations to the new class of CompGen Fellows:
Saba Ghaffari, Computer Science Department
Chandra Gopalakrishnappa, Department of Physics
Yunan Luo, Computer Science Department
Chris Seward, Cell and Developmental Biology
Chuanyi Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
If you have questions about the fellowship or application process please contact Matt Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org).