2016 Poster Sessions : A Genomics Co-processor

Student Name : Yatish Turakhia
Advisor : William Dally
Research Areas: Computer Systems
Abstract:
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.

Bio:
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.