Wu Feng and colleagues at Iowa State and Stanford investigate genome data

Publish Date: 10/04/2012

Wu Feng and co-PIs Srinivas Aluru (Iowa State) and Kunie Olukutun (Stanford) were awarded an NSF-NIH Big Data grant entitled "Genomes Galore: Core Techniques, Libraries, and Domain-Specific Languages for High-Throughput DNA Sequencing." Dr. Feng describes the project: "The recent emergence of a variety of high-throughput DNA sequencing instrumentation and the concomitant rapid decline in the cost per base is causing severe data deluge in all areas of life sciences. The heterogeneity of sequencing instrumentation and the vast diversity of applications enabled by them are creating numerous analytics problems for the bioinformatics community to address. The goal of the project is to develop core techniques to enable scalable, efficient, high-performance computing solutions for high-throughput DNA sequencing, also known as next-generation sequencing (NGS)." Read more about this project on the VT College of Engineering's news site and the National Science Foundation.