I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology and am a post-doctoral fellow in computational virology. I build computational models of viruses (like influenza A and dengue) to better understand their biophysical properties. This requires extensive use of the Python programming language to parse shapes, volumes and areas. This is accomplished by leveraging numpy and scipy to perform computational geometry calculations. I am working with the scientific Python community to improve our computational geometry capabilities--my most recent presentation was at PyData London 2015, which resulted in an ongoing pull request to the scipy library for spherical Voronoi diagrams.
Sunday 1:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m. in B112