Serafim Batzoglou
Professor, Computer Science, Stanford

Serafim is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on computational genomics: developing algorithms, machine learning methods, and systems for the analysis of large scale genomic data. Serafim’s research also focuses on the study of cancer somatic evolution, human microbiome diversity and human genetic variation, with a special focus on deploying new sequencing technologies that produce new types of data and require novel computational methods. His computational toolbox most often draws from graphical models, algorithms on strings and trees, with a recent interest in deep learning. He is also co-founder of DNAnexus.