I am an incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and a core member at the New York Genome Center starting January, 2022. My research group will develop tools to analyze and understand large-scale omics data in relation to diseases and phenotypes. We are particularly interested in developing privacy-preserving software, file formats, and pipelines that enable broad sharing and analysis of sensitive genotypic and phenotypic data in public servers. We are also interested in developing tools to map the regulatory wiring of the chromatin to interrogate the regulatory variation affecting the molecular phenotypes associated with diseases. Much of our work focuses on creating reproducible, efficient, easy-to-use, and cloud-ready tools for the broad biomedical community. The computational work in the lab will be supported by experimental approaches, creating opportunities for cross-disciplinary studies. The lab is physically located at the New York Genome Center, but the trainees and myself are also part of Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. We will also have active collaborations with the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. We have a couple of open positions, please see this page for details.