Lunch & Learn with Microsoft’s Mark Staveley || Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“Computational Medicine and Life Sciences Workloads on Cloud Computing Platforms”

With the cost to sequence a full human genome now below US$1,000, most people will have their DNA sequenced and stored along with their medical records.

This, combined with the accessibility of computing services and infrastructure through cloud computing solutions, provides a fantastic environment for the advancement of medical science through computational power and access to massive amounts of data.

In his talk, Dr. Mark Staveley will provide an overview of the current computational landscape, information about different approaches to the processing of genomic workloads, and lead a discussion about engineering challenges associated with moving this kind of workload to the cloud.

This is bound to be a fascinating and insightful look into Azure’s work on accelerated computing! Do we really have to say “you won’t want to miss this!” Lunch will be provided in the form of pizza.

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Lunch & Learn with Mark Staveley

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 || 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Rosebrugh Bldg, Room 207  [Map]
164 College Street 
Toronto, ON

BIO: Mark Staveley is a Senior Program Manager with Azure’s High Performance Computing team where he is responsible for overseeing Azure’s Accelerated Computing and Visualization Program.

Prior to Azure, Mark worked for Microsoft Research where he oversaw their Large-Scale Data Management and Processing Program, and architected their large-scale GPU processing systems.

Mark holds a BSc from Queen’s University, a MSc from the University of Waikato, and a PhD from Memorial University.

Mark is also an Associate Member of the Knowledge Media and Design Institute at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Instructor with the University of Washington’s Data Science and Engineering Professional Certification Program.