Headshot portrait of Zahid Hossain - Morgridge Family SIGF Fellow
Bio-X SIGF Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2014
Home Department: Computer Science
Faculty Advisors: Ingmar Riedel-Kruse (Bioengineering) and David Dill (Computer Science)

Research Title: Cloud experimentation system for biology: System architecture and utility in education

Research Description: Biomedical equipment has advanced greatly due to high-throughput computing, yet many scientists have little access to such equipment due to high cost and maintenance. It is also hard for a single scientist to gather exhaustive data to observe patterns. To alleviate these shortcomings, Zahid proposes a "cloud experimentation" platform whereby many users can share an array of high-throughput equipment to run real biology experiments over the web in a scalable manner. This will enable collaboration on critical biology research problems as well as provide a real wet lab interface to online education, e.g. MOOCs.


Zahid is a perception systems architect at Meta.