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October 05, 2022

Labcorp Speaker Series Proudly Presents Dr. Amir Bahmani on November 8th

Please join us on November 8th at 6:30 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 as we wrap up the Fall 2022 Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series


Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Amir Bahmani, Director of the Deep Data Research Computing Center at Stanford University.  The topic of Bahmani’s talk is “Deep Data Needs and Challenges in Precision Medicine.”


Bahmani is the Director of Stanford’s Deep Data Research Computing Center (DDRCC) and the Director of Science and Technology at Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab (SHIL).  He is also a lecturer at Stanford University. He has been working on distributed and parallel computing applications since 2008. Currently, Bahmani is an active researcher in the VA Million Veteran Program (MVP), Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN), the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP), Stanford Metabolic Health Center (MHC) and Integrated Personal Omics Profiling (iPOP).


Abstract:  We are currently at the beginning stages of a generation-defining revolution in biology. For the past two decades, breakthroughs in our understanding of genetics and genomics, coupled with those in AI and machine learning, have presented us with opportunities to radically improve healthcare around the world. Data is now a digital specimen, but as more and more data is collected, often in different formats and on disparate platforms, new solutions are needed to successfully integrate, store, compute, and secure data.


This talk provides a short set of examples for how to handle large-scale medical studies in a secure and scalable fashion. It assesses contemporary realities, identifies potentially promising research directions, and investigates potential impact on the field of bioinformatics from a computer science perspective.


The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm.  For directions and more information, click here.


These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.


***If you are unable or uncomfortable joining us in person, the talk will be broadcasted live at As always, talks will be videotaped and made available (pending speaker approval) on a dedicated YouTube channel.***




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