Graduate Students

Sumit Walia

ECE PhD (F'21)

swalia [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Hardware accelerators, Computational genomics, Phylogenetics

Current Project:

  • Building hardware accelerators for genomic analysis, such as genome assembly, read alignment and whole-genome alignments

  • Computational Phylogenetics

Education:

B.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2020

Alireza Mohammadidoost

ECE PhD (F'21)

amohammadidoost [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Parallel Computing, High-Performance Computing

Current Project:

Building accelerator for Sequence Alignment

Education:

MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2018

BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2016

Undergraduate Students

Cheng Ye

Senior, ECE

chye [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Phylogenetics, Hardware Accelerators, High Performance Computing, Variant Calling

Current Project:

Parallel methods phylogenetic tree optimization

Kyle Smith

Junior, Bioinformatics

kws001 [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Hardware/software co-design, algorithm development and high-performance computing for computational genomics and bioinformatics applications.

Current Project:

Computational tools for recombination inference in the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Carol Bao

Junior, ECE

y1bao [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

Hardware/software co-design

Current Project:

Computational Phylogenetics


Xuan Wang

Junior, ECE

xuw009 [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research Interests:

RTL Design, Computer Architecture

Current Project:

Building hardware accelerators for Sequence Alignment

Alumni

  • Shoh Mollenkamp (Undergraduate summer and spring intern, 2021)

  • Devika Torvi (Undergraduate summer and spring intern, 2021)

  • Zihao Kong (Undergraduate spring intern, 2021)