2016 Poster Sessions : A Genomics Co-processor

Student Name : Yatish Turakhia
Advisor : William Dally
Research Areas: Computer Systems
A novel genomics co-processor is proposed for massively accelerating a wide-range of algorithms involving genomic sequence alignment – from read assembly to remote homology search. A key novelty of the proposed hardware is its programmability that allows it to trade speed with alignment sensitivity at different levels.

Yatish Turakhia received his B.Tech and M.Tech (Microelectronics) in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and is currently a second year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests span computer architecture and computational genomics.