I am a senior research scientist at Serafim Batzoglou's lab, at the Computer Science Department, Stanford. By applying a probabilistic approach to problems in human genetics, my research aims at developing algorithms for unveiling the hidden relation between ancestry and genetic disorders. The methods developed offer new ways to predict inherited risks of diseases, with immediate implications on preventive and therapeutic solutions.

My main research interests include Genetic Mapping and Machine-Learning, but I also enjoy Distributed Systems (especially Peer-to-Peer Systems), Computer architecture and more...

I completed my Ph.D. at the Computer Science Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Dan Geiger on the subject of Mapping by Admixture Linkage Disequilibrium.

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