CSE Distinguished Lecture: Serafim Batzoglou

CSE Distinguished Lecture

Personalized Genomics and Computation

The next scheduled speaker in the Fall 2016 CSE Distinguished Lecture Series is Serafim Batzoglou, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, and currently on leave as VP of Applied and Computational Genomics at Illumina. Professor Batzoglou will discuss “Personalized Genomics and Computation.”

SerafimBatzoglou200.jpgDate: Monday, November 21
Time: 11:00am – Noon
Location: Room 1202, CSE Building

Host: CSE Prof. Pavel Pevzner

Abstract: 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.

Bio:  Serafim Batzoglou received his BS in Computer Science, BS in Mathematics, and M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in June 1996, and his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in June 2000. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in 2001, after spending a year at the Whitehead Institute as a research scientist working on genome assembly. His research has focused on computational genomics: developing algorithms, machine learning methods, and systems for the analysis of large scale genomic data. He is a recipient of the Sloan Fellowship, the NSF Career Award, Technology Review’s Top 100 Young Technology Innovators (2003), and the inaugural ISCB Innovator Award in 2016. He is co-founder of DNAnexus, and is currently on a leave of absence from Stanford to conduct research at Illumina as the company’s Vice President of Applied and Computational Genomics.