Portrait of Ravi Pandya

Ravi Pandya

Principal Software Architect

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Projects

SNAP Sequence Aligner

SNAP is a new sequence aligner that is 10-100x faster and simultaneously more accurate than existing tools like BWA, Bowtie2 and SOAP2. It runs on commodity x86 processors, and supports a rich error model that lets it cheaply match reads with more differences from the reference than other tools. SNAP was developed by a team from the UC Berkeley AMP Lab, Microsoft, and UCSF. Binaries are available at http://github.com/downloads/amplab/snap

Orleans – Virtual Actors

Established: October 14, 2010

Project "Orleans" invented the Virtual Actor abstraction, which provides a straightforward approach to building distributed interactive applications, without the need to learn complex programming patterns for handling concurrency, fault tolerance, and resource management. Orleans applications scale-up automatically and are meant to be deployed in the cloud. It has been used heavily by a number of high-scale cloud services at Microsoft, starting with cloud services for the Halo franchise running in production in Microsoft Azure since 2011. The core…

Horton – Querying Large Distributed Graphs

Established: October 14, 2010

Horton was a research project to enable querying large distributed graphs. It consists of a graph library built on top of Orleans that targets hosting large graphs in a data center. The library provides a querying interface to search the graph for matching paths. Academic visitors and collaborators Dr. Mohamed Mokbel, UMN, visiting researcher in 2012. Dr. Sherif Sakr, UNSW & NICTA, visiting researcher in 2011. Isabelle Stanton, Berkeley, summer intern in 2011. Juan…

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The Coming Genomics Software Revolution

Date

July 24, 2014

Speakers

Lee Hood, Eliezer Van Allen, Jonathan Carlson, and Ravi Pandya

Affiliation

Institute for Systems Biology, Harvard University, Microsoft Research, Microsoft

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AstroInformatics 2012: Day 1 Session 2

Date

September 10, 2012

Speakers

Dan Fay, Eduardo Vera, Ian Foster, Jeff Dozier, and Ravi Pandya

Affiliation

Microsoft, Microsoft Research