Speaker Profile

Ph.D., CEO, Parabricks

Mehrzad Samadi has over 10 years’ experience in high performance computing. An accomplished author, he has published over 20 papers in the area of compiler optimizations for GPUs, heterogeneous computing and machine learning. He co-founded Parabricks in 2015 to provide high performance bioinformatics tools to enable researchers to accelerate their research efforts. Prior to Parabricks, Samadi worked as a researcher at Microsoft research. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.


AI and Data Sciences Showcase: Parabricks: Whole Genome Sequencing Data Analysis In One Hour
Personalizing treatments based on patients’ genetic variation will revolutionize how medicine cures diseases; but time to analysis has become a major bottleneck. Parabricks has accelerated secondary analysis of sequencing data to analyze a 30x whole genome from days to ONE hour. Using GPUs, Parabrick’s accelerated workflow with superior visualizations can finish alignment, pre-processing and variant calling—a process that can easily take up to 30 hours on 32 vCPU servers—under an hour. Deep learning technologies such as DeepVariant have been accelerated by nearly an order of magnitude

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