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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Timothy Danford

Timothy Danford
Software Engineer, Tamr, Inc.


Timothy Danford is a computer scientist working on advanced automation approaches to big data variety in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Previously, Timothy was a software architect, engineer, and founding team member for Genome Bridge LLC, a Broad Institute subsidiary organized to develop cloud-based SaaS genomic analysis pipelines. He has experience in developing data-management services, applications, and ontologies for bioinformatics and genomics systems at Novartis and Massachusetts General Hospital. As a PhD student in computer science at MIT CSAIL, he focused on computational functional genomics. He is a contributor to ADAM, an open source project for bioinformatics on Spark.


2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Spark & Beyond
Location: 1 E20 / 1 E21 Level: Intermediate
Tags: health
Timothy Danford (Tamr, Inc.)
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A revolution in DNA sequencing technology has led to exponential growth in the genomics data available to discover new drugs, diagnose patients, and understand the fundamental biology of human disease. Existing bioinformatics tools will have difficulty scaling to meet the challenges posed by this growth. Learn about next-generation tools for bioinformatics and genomics using Spark and Parquet. Read more.