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Member: Research Engineer - Alumni

Harindra Arachchi

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Professional Experience

2012 – 2014 – Genome Data Analysis Center (GDAC) of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) – Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Subject: Designing, building and maintaining high throughput data analysis pipelines, processes and distribution systems (web applications, databases). Main activities: Built tools that monitored the progress of the GDAC firehose pipeline and presented on analysis results to working groups, managed improvement of existing analysis systems, along with team designed and built the firebrowse (http://firebrowse.org) distribution and search system. Organisms: Human

2003 – 2012 – Genome Sequencing and Analysis Platform (GSAP) – Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Subject: Designing processes, building bioinformatic pipelines, tools, and software for special NGS experiments, analysing/building NGS assemblies, training teams on using bioinformatic tools and programming languages (python, UNIX), managing IT infrastructure Main activities: Designing and building tools/processes, managing the IT infrastructure of the team and collaborating with other teams around Broad. Investigating new technologies and tools to use to analyse NGS data, and hands on analysis of special projects with big data that require engineering. Organisms: Microbes (Human Microbiome Project), Bacteria, Mammals, Fungi

2002 – 2003 – Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research – Whitehead Institute of MIT

Subject: Finishing/analysing sequence for the Human Genome Project Main activities: Finished/analysed sequence for the Human Genome Project. Inspected other analysts work before submitting to NCBI, wrote scripts to optimise processes. Organisms: Human

Education

2012– MBA General Management with concentrations in Strategy and Analysis- Boston University, Boston MA, USA

Other Graduate classes – Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Genetics, PL/SQL -Harvard University(HES), Cambridge MA, USA

2002– BA Computer Science with minors in Biology and Mathematics -University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington ME, USA