Viren Patel, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Consultant

Contact Information

viren@bioteam.net

Intro:

IT professional with experience in IT management, leadership, strategic thinking, communication and organization with emphasis on client focus and deliverables. I hope to be working on HPC and bio-sciences data management projects at BioTeam.

Focus Areas:

  • HPC
  • Storage Area Networks
  • High Speed Networking
  • Bioinformatics

Tools:

  • SGE, SLURM
  • UNIX/Linux, macOS, Windows
  • Shell scripting, Perl, PHP, Python, R, C, MySQL, MATLAB HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, Nginx, LAMP stack
  • IDS, SSH, SSL, firewalls
  • Cloud computing (AWS)

Background

Viren received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Southern College of Technology, his M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence, and his Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. During his master’s program at UGA, Viren used Prolog to re-code a natural language chat bot known as Eliza originally developed by Jeff Weizenbaum. Another version of Eliza is also included in the Emacs text editor. His Ph.D. research developed an egg grading system using neural networks and expert systems, along with image processing. The system achieved a 98% accuracy compared to human graders at 95% accuracy. His current areas of interest are in high-performance computing systems and software to store, process, and analyze Big Data generated in the biological sciences.

Personal Interests:

Wood working, small home improvement projects (rails, decks, tile flooring, etc.), traveling, hiking (but hate bugs…).

Location:

Ooltewah, TN