I am Michael Linderman, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and a member of the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. I am a computer engineer and a computational biologist working to deliver the scale of computing required by the "new biology".
At the scale of terabytes of data per complete genome, computational systems biology is quickly reaching a scale of computing more typically associated with Google, Facebook, or Yahoo. This is "big-data", and as such life scientists cannot be mere consumers of high-performance computing (HPC) technology but must also be innovators. Successfully extracting clinical insight from large-scale high-dimensional datasets will depend on us building new computer systems orders-of-magnitude bigger, faster and more efficient than anything in use today. My research focuses on doing just that.