Dr. Ruibang Laurent Luo is a graduate of the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong. He has served as lead developer of several subsystems that form the SOAP suite (Short Oligonucleotide Analysis Package) among them SOAPdenovo2 , SOAP3-dp. Later in his career he served as the director of the Bioinformatics Algorithm Research Laboratory at BGI.
Ruibang Laurent Luo of SOAPdenovo2
What hardware do you use?
Current Notebook: Macbook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013
Tesla K40 + 2 * E5-2692 v2
GTX680 + i7-3930k
3 * Intel MIC 5120p + i7-3930k
What is your text editor?
vim in Linux. Sublime Text on Mac.
What software do you use for your work?
Chrome, Mail, Office.
nVidia CUDA SDK. Intel Parallel Studio.
What do you use to create plots and charts?
R with ggplot2 and Bioconductor. Sometime the old school Excel skills save my life.
What do you consider the best language to do bioinformatics with?
For performance critical tasks, C/C++. For other tasks, use whatever works for you. I myself use Perl/Python, strongly depends on mood.
What bioinformatics tools/software do not get enough recognition?
Many of them. But they are all great tools/software that contribute to the improvement of bioinformatics. Sometime well developed and maintained tools like BWA and GATK must standout to give the downstream a better life, but it would more or less beat others' enthusiasm on creating new algorithms and methods.
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