Nathan L. Clement
The University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Sciences
My interests in computer science lie mostly in its intersection with biology, in the field of bioinformatics. More specifically, I am fascinated with Next-Generation Sequencing, and the future of massivly-parallel DNA sequencing.
I am currently in the Dan Miranker lab, which focuses mostly on database design and integration, especially with those from different sources with differing structures. My project is implementing exact range queries on a database of DNA strings using a modified k-d tree approach and with characteristics from MVP trees.
I have also been involved in projects using phylogenetic trees, RNA folding, SNP calling, and almost anything else I can get involved in.
Education2010-Present: PhD in Computer Science; The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
2004-2010: BS in Computer Science (Bioinformatics Emphasis); Brigham Young Univeristy; Provo, UT
Awards and Honors
- Honorable Mention for the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Selected as AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) member, Summer 2011-Summer 2012
- Honorable Mention for the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
List of Publications
- Clement, N., et al. (2010). The GNUMAP algorithm: unbiased probabilistic mapping of oligonucleotides from next-generation sequencing. Bioinformatics, 26(1), 38-45. pdf
- Clement, N., et al. (2011). Parallel Mapping Approaches for GNUMAP. 2011 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium; May 2011; Anchorage, Alaska. pdf
- Clement, N., et al. (2012). Parallel Pair-HMM SNP Detection. 2012 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium; May 2012; Shanghai, China.
List of Formal Presentations
- "Next-Generation Sequence Mapping Techniques." Invited presentation at Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI); BGI- Shenzhen; Shenzhen, China; May 24, 2012
- "Pairallel Pair-HMM SNP Detection." Eleventh IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB ‘12); Shanghai, China; May 21, 2012
- "Parallel Mapping Approaches for GNUMAP." Tenth IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB ‘11); Anchorage, AK; May 16, 2012
- "The Needle in a Haystack: Finding what makes you unique." Spring Research Conference; Brigham Young University; Provo, UT; Mar 20, 2010
- "The GNUMAP Project: Unbiased Probabilistic Mapping of Oligonucleotides from Next-Generation Sequencing and Applications." Biology Department weekly seminar series; University of Utah; Salt Lake City, UT; Dec 4, 2009
- "GNUMAP: Unbiased Probabilistic Mapping of Next-Generation Sequencing Reads." 17th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB ’09); Stockholm, Sweden; Jul 1, 2009