Alex Bishara

Department of Computer Science
Stanford University

abishara (at) cs (dot) stanford (dot) edu


I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford advised by Serafim Batzoglou. I work in computational genomics and I am currently developing statistical methods for Moleculo long reads to uncover genetic variation hidden from current high throughput sequencing technologies.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UC Berkeley in 2010. As an undergraduate, I worked in the Computer Architecture group in the Par Lab under Krste Asanovic. I worked for just under two years at Apple in the Mobile Silicon CPU group before coming to Stanford.

Outside of work, I cycle and play tennis.

Papers


Read clouds uncover variation in complex regions of the human genome.
Alex Bishara*, Yuling Liu*, Ziming Weng, Dorna Kashef-Haghighi, Daniel E Neuburger, Robert West, Arend Sidow and Serafim Batzoglou
Genome Research. 2015.

Exploring the Tradeoffs between Programmability and Efficiency in Data-Parallel Accelerators.
Yunsup Lee, Rimas Avižienis, Alex Bishara, Richard Xia, Derek Lockhart, Christopher Batten, and Krste Asanović.
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 31(3), August 2013.

Exploring the Tradeoffs between Programmability and Efficiency in Data-Parallel Accelerators.
Yunsup Lee, Rimas Avižienis, Alex Bishara, Richard Xia, Derek Lockhart, Christopher Batten, and Krste Asanović.
International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-2011), San Jose, CA, June 2011.

* denotes joint first author