Atif Rahman is a Ph.D. candidate student in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research areas include bioinformatics and computational biology. As an International Fulbright Science & Technology Award Fellow, he is currently working on algorithms and models for analyzing and applying next-generation sequencing data. Next-generation sequencing technologies can read the sequence of bases in genomes rapidly at a low cost. With the advent of this new technology, new challenges continually emerge due to new types of sequencing errors and biases. Atif’s research is focused on meeting these challenges and, ultimately, leading to better tools for genome assembly and other applications.
A native of Bangladesh, Atif received his Bachelor’s degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He also served as a lecturer at BUET. Atif enjoys traveling and his favorite place is the Sundarbans in Bangladesh.