Keeping it simple (for a bioinformatician)

Alumnus strikes delicate balances in big data — helping define the future of health care.

There is a “deluge of information” at the intersection of biology and computation, says Gaurav Bhatia PhD '14, a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science and Technology (HST). However, Bhatia seeks to “push complexity away, and solve problems in the simplest incarnation possible.” Using newly developed statistical methods and computer models, he is accomplishing just that, with some of modern biology’s largest and most challenging data sets — those involving the human genome.

Monday, July 14, 2014