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  • Blog Post: Interactive genomics: querying genomes across the cloud

    Big data: you can hardly pick up a newspaper without reading about some new scientific or business acumen derived from mining some heretofore-untouched volumes of digital information. Well, I’m happy to say that genome sequence data—which certainly qualifies as big, both in volume and velocity—is...
  • Blog Post: Jim Gray would be proud

    The timing couldn’t have been better. I had come to Bethesda, Maryland, to present Dr. David Lipman , M.D., director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), with the seventh annual Jim Gray eScience Award . David was selected for his contribution to the development of NCBI...
  • Blog Post: Finding Truths in Chicago

    I have just returned from the ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop , held in conjunction with the 2012 IEEE International Conference on eScience , at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As in previous years, the Microsoft workshop focused on exploring where we are now and what future progress we can anticipate...
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