Faculty : Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
Director, Division of Statistical Programming in the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

I am a statistical programmer with an education background in mathematics and computer science. I am interested in developing and programming computational algorithms and parallel processing. I have implemented parallel computing on single multi-core processors, Linux clusters and NVIDIA GPUs. I wrote the OSA, PDT, SeqEM, RVASSOC and APL algorithms in C/C++. For smaller, investigative or QC projects, I use Perl, Python and sometimes R, depending on the specific requirements of the task at hand. I put the ADSP QC-protocol into action for autosomes, multi-allelic variants, and the X chromosome. Other interested include system administration on VMware workstations to ensure that users have all the software tools required to perform their work. I have some interest in databases (MySQL) but no natural application given the current tasks.

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