Award for EEMCS team in Big Data Apache Spark hackathon

News - 13 October 2016

Hamid Mushtaq, Hani Alers and Zaid Al-Ars from the Computer Engineering Lab won the $25000 2nd prize in the Big Data Apache Spark hackathon competition. The team worked on a framework to enable a high performance and low-cost computation of DNA analysis programs using Big Data techniques. The results were announced during the Data First Event in New York City.

More information about the winning project can be found at http://devpost.com/software/scalable-dna-analysis-pipelines-using-spark

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