Sneha D. Goenka
Stanford University

The advent of high throughput, low cost sequencing technology has brought about a revolution in the field of genomics, both in research and clinical settings. In clinical genomics, sequencing, specifically, whole genome sequencing has made it possible to identify the genetic etiology of previously undiagnosed diseases. Moreover, diagnosis using rapid whole genome sequencing is capable of saving lives in critical care units while also significantly reducing the cost associated with longer hospital stays. In a research setting, large scale comparative genomic studies provide insights into evolution at a DNA sequence level. On the flip side, the unprecedented growth in genomic data has far-surpassed Moore's law, and CPU performance is improving at a fraction of the rate of growth of genome data. Sneha’s research explores various genomic analysis pipelines through hardware-software co-design to enable ultra-rapid diagnosis of genetic diseases and accelerate large-scale comparative genomic analysis.


Sneha is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University where she is advised by Prof. Mark Horowitz. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of computer architecture and computational genomics. She has a B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where she received the Akshay Dhoke Memorial Award for the most outstanding student in the program.

Mumbai, India