HiCOMB 2017
16th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology

In conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA

Session I
8:50-9:00am Introductory Remarks (Alex Pothen, Ananth Grama)
9:00-9:30am Scalable FRaC Variants: Anomaly Detection for Precision Medicine (Cyrus Cousins, Donna Slonim and Christopher Pietras)
9:30-10:00am Exploratory Modeling and Simulation of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Single-Stranded RNA Virus Populations (Jae-Seung Yeom, Tanya Kostova-Vassilevska, Peter Barnes, David Jefferson and Tomas Oppelstrup)
10:00-10:30am Coffee Break
10:30-11:45am Keynote Talk: Radu Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon
From Molecular Communication and Nano-Networking to Precision Medicine: A Cyber-Physical Systems Perspective
11:45am-1:15pm Lunch Break
Session II
1:15-2:00pm Invited Talk: Rob Patro, Stony Brook University
Algorithmic Advances in Transcript Quantification
2:00-2:30pm Parallel NGS Assembly Using Distributed Assembly Graphs Enriched with Biological knowledge (Julia Warnke-Sommer and Hesham Ali)
2:30-3:00 Parallel and Memory-efficient Preprocessing for Metagenome Assembly (Vasudevan Rengasamy, Paul Medvedev and Kamesh Madduri)
3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
Session III
3:30-4:00pm Scalable Parallelization of a Markov Coalescent Genealogy Sampler (Philip Davis, Adam Terwilliger, David Zeitler and Greg Wolffe)
4:00-4:30pm Par-eXpress: A Tool for Analysis of Sequencing Experiments With Ambiguous Assignment of Fragments in Parallel (Mucahid Kutlu, Gagan Agrawal and James S. Blachly)
4:30-5:15pm Invited Talk: Jason McDermott, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Big Data Challenges for Personalized Medicine for Cancer