The National Institute for Computational Sciences


Bhanu Rekepalli

National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)
University of Tennessee
Building 5100, Room 231
Phone: 865-574-0403

Dr. Rekepalli joined NICS in October 2009 as a computational scientist, prior to this he worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate for JICS. Dr. Rekepalli's research interest include, robust and highly scalable tools development on High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures such as supercomputers, cloud computers and distributed machines, hybrid architectures with General Purpose Graphical Processing Units (GPGPUs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Performance evaluation of peta-scale machines for developing optimized codes for future exa-scale machines and to design efficient algorithms to speedup bioinformatics and computational biology applications. Developing automated tools on HPC machines to keep up with exponential growth in genomic data for large scale knowledge discovery and database generation to improve human health. Currently working on developing user friendly interfaces to run these automated tools along with data retrieval and data mining from biological databases. He has experience assisting biologist with analysis of genomics and proteomics data.

* 1999 B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
* 2003 M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
* 2007 Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, “Dissertation: Automated Genome-Wide Protein Domain Exploration”, University of Tennessee, USA