Speakers



Robin Betz - photo provided by R. Betz


Robin Betz

Graduate student, Biophysics

Robin Betz is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Biophysics program at Stanford, where she is advised by Ron Dror. She is interested in developing and applying new methods for molecular dynamics simulation and open-source software development. She holds a B.S. in Bioinformatics from UC San Diego.

Robin Betz



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Hannah Frost

Service Manager, Stanford Digital Repository

Hannah leads a team that develops and manages products and services enabling students, faculty, and researchers to discover, use, publish, and archive digital scholarly content.

Stanford Digital Repository



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Ramanathan V. Guha

Google Fellow

Ramanathan Guha is the founder and lead for DataCommons.org, a platform which synthesis a wide range of data sets into a single knowledge graph, for use by students and researchers. He is the creator of widely used web standards such as RSS, RDF and Schema.org. He is also responsible for products such as Google Custom Search. He was a co-founder of Epinions.com and Alpiri. He is currently a Google Fellow and vice president in research at Google. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and a B.Tech in mechanical engineering from IIT Chennai.

DataCommons



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Grant Kinsler

Graduate Student, Biology

Grant Kinsler is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Biology working with Dmitri Petrov. Grant is using a combination of theory, computational methods, and experimental evolution to understand how populations are able to rapidly adapt to new environments. Grant completed his undergraduate work in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University where he was advised by Martin Nowak.

Grant Kinsler



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Mark Kowarsky

Graduate Student, Physics

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Mark Kowarsky is a former physicist working in bioinformatics/computational biology. He currently works in the Stanford Quake Lab, and his diverse scientific research interests include: metagenomics, marine biology, microbiomes, immunology, virology, developmental biology, infectious diseases and stem cell biology.

Quake Lab



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Sanjiva Lele

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Lele's research combines numerical simulations with modeling to study fundamental unsteady flow phemonema, turbulence, flow instabilities, and flow-generated sound. Recent projects include shock-turbulent boundary layer interactions, supersonic jet noise, wind turbine aeroacoustics, wind farm modeling, aircraft contrails, multi-material mixing and multi-phase flows involving cavitation. He is also interested in developing high-fidelity computational methods for engineering applications.




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Chuan Li

Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology

As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Chuan Li focused on studying fitness landscape, with a first-author publication in Science. Upon graduation in 2017, she joined Dr. Dmitri Petrov’s group at Stanford to study cancer evolution using Barcode sequencing.

Petrov Lab
Stanford Computational, evolutionary and human genomics blog



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Ruth Marinshaw

Chief Technology Officer, Stanford Research Computing





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Todd Martinez

David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor in Chemistry
Professor of Photon Science

Theoretical chemist Todd Martínez develops and applies new methods that predict and explain how atoms move in molecules. These methods are used both to design new molecules and to understand the behavior of those that already exist. His research group studies the response of molecules to light (photochemistry) and external force (mechanochemistry).

Martinez Group



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Lesley S. Park, PhD, MPH

Associate Director, Center for Population Health Sciences
Instructor, Primary Care and Population Health

Dr. Lesley Park leads the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) Data Center, which aims to provide a central hub where researchers can efficiently access, link, visualize, and analyze data from a wide variety of sources to ultimately facilitate transdisciplinary population health science research. Dr. Park is also the co-director of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Cancer Core where she oversees cancer outcomes research in persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Stanford PHS



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Mark Piercy

Research Computing Technical Liaison, Stanford Research Computing

Mark has been working at Stanford in research and software development for over 15 years. He has worked at The Genome Technology Center, HighWire Press, J. Craig Venter Institute, the Genetics Department, Stephen Montgomery's group and Vijay Pande's Lab on the Folding@home project. Mark is also an artist and teaches at the Ceramics Studio here on campus. Mark helps onboard and support research groups with our HPC systems.




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Russell Poldrack

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology

Russell Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford. His research uses brain imaging techniques to understand the brain systems that support decision making and self control. He is also the director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience, which is dedicated to developing tools to help improve the openness, transparency, and reproducibilty of neuroscientific research.

Poldrack Lab



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Aaron Sharpe

Graduate Student, Applied Physics

Aaron Sharpe is a fifth-year graduate student in the Stanford Goldhaber-Gordon Lab, which focuses on studying the behavior of electrons in low dimensional nanostructures. Aaron Sharpe has recently focused on ballistic electron transport and correlated electron physics in graphene based heterostructures.

Goldhaber-Gordon Lab



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Michael A. Timineri

Director of Information Security Consulting, Stanford Information Security Office

Michael Timineri manages the portion of the Stanford Information Security Office (ISO) that oversees cybersecurity risk management, incident response, security assessments, security awareness training, penetration testing, forensic investigations, as well as security standards and regulatory compliance obligations. While Michael holds over 30 industry professional certifications, for this session he will be speaking with his “security hat on” as a Certified Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Cybersecurity Analyst, and a Certified Information Security Professional… among others.


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