Crunching billions of data points requires high-performance computers and people who can run them—like Arjun Athreya. A third-year Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), Arjun is supporting pharmacogenomics research at the Mayo Clinic for Individualized Medicine this summer through an institutional partnership that brings together top thinkers in technology and medicine.
In July 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure that the United States continues leading in this field over the coming decades. The summary released by the White House echoes many of the findings that CCBGM researchers have reported.
The growing field of genomics may produce more data in 10 years than huge services like YouTube and Twitter, according to a team of scientists. (more…)
Each month, Catalyst, the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition’s monthly publication, features a column written by a leader from the tech community and highlights major Illinois science news stories. See the March 2015 Catalyst in which CCBGM was featured.
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