EVENT: Challenges in Genomics Data Visualization

April 12, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Challenges in Genomics Data Visualization
Friday, April 12
Room 50

Genomics, like many fields, is generating data at an ever increasing rate with the promise to enable personalized medicine, improve agriculture, and advance fundamental research. Data visualization is key component of the scientific process and often the bottleneck in effective interpretation of analysis results. We’ll begin with a broad introduction to Genomics and then describe several visualization challenges. We categorize the challenges in three domains: those arising purely from the size of the data, those requiring intricate interactivity, and those requiring high resolution 3D rendering. The goal of the talk is to provide a broad overview of visualization challenges in the field of Genomics.


Ashish Agarwal received his PhD in the area of programming language theory from Carnegie Mellon University. Since then, he has embedded himself amongst biologists, first at Yale and now at New York University, to learn intimately what their pain points are. He currently manages and designs the computational infrastructure for the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University.

Paul Scheid is GenCore Manager at the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.  Mr. Scheid has been the Manager of GenCore since 2009 and has extensive experience in DNA genomic sequencing methods and lab management. He has overseen experimental design efforts in several large-scale genomicsconsortia, and is currently responsible for the P. vivax Re-sequencing Project at the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India. Mr. Scheid presents at next-generation sequencing (NGS) conferences and coordinates NYU-HiTS, a seminar series that features NGS applications and analyses.

Karl Ward is the High Performance Computing Specialist for the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.  He is a master’s candidate at ITP, and holds a B.A. in English literature from Columbia College.  His work at the NYU CGSB has focused on rapid deployment of Linux servers and clusters, configuration management for operating systems and software, and self-documenting systems.
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