Mark Clement received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Oregon State University, Ore, USA, in 1994. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering are from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA. Before pursuing the Ph.D. degree, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation on their workstation products as a principle engineer in WSL. He was also a founder for ICON, a small startup company which produced disk servers and database machines. His research areas include high-performance computing and bioinformatics. He is currently working with professors of computer science, biology, and biochemistry on DNA analysis algorithms and applications. He specializes in research into phylogenetic analysis (determining evolutionary histories through the examination of DNA) which requires extensive network and computational resources. He also develops algorithms to analyze short reads generated by next generation sequencing systems and mapping algorithms for discovering SNPs.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2012