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Istvan Albert ♦♦ 81k
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I have published research works in the fields of granular matter physics, network sciencemachine learninguser interfaces and bioinformatics. But above all I like to create useful systems. I  enjoy the process of designing and implementing web based services that stand the test of time. My current project that I dedicate most my time to is an e-book on genomic data analysis:

  • The Biostar Handbook - it is modeled by the content on this site and is a comprehensive guide for beginning bioinformaticians.

I am the  maintainer of this site:

  • Biostar Q&A platform  more of a jack-of-all-trades:  lead developer, interface designer, database manager, sys admin, dev-ops etc. whatever needs to be done.

Currently I work as a  Professor of Bioinformatics at Penn State. Within that position I serve in various roles:

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Comment: C: Illumina Overlapping R1/R2 reads, error-correction in python
... Ok, now I understand better what you are doing (after reading further down the line). This is really not about error correcting (as the title puts it) but it is about how to analyze very a short sequence that has been measured millions of times with the goal to identify rare mutations - where the ...
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Comment: C: Statistical Plotting GUI app - Minimal/no coding required by user
... You are posting about a tool that does "statistical plotting". The documentation has a screenshot of the data, a screenshot of the UI but does not show what the generated plot looks like ... shouldn't that be the first thing you show? Then it looks like your code is basically a wrapper around the P ...
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Comment: C: Illumina Overlapping R1/R2 reads, error-correction in python
... The way I see it you are over-engineering a problem that has already been solved - and with that, you are making the process less precise and accurate. {edited} - not relevant advice as I did not fully understand the OPs problem layout. SNP callers are not quite ready to call variation on data of t ...
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Comment: C: SIMON says: Powerful, flexible, open-source and easy to use automated machine le
... thanks for the details. I got further this time around. Obviously, the huge amount of work went into this service and looks polished. I will say that the interface is quite counter-intuitive and that you should allow the demo site to perform a few simple analyses. Also overall it is way to diffic ...
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Comment: C: SIMON says: Powerful, flexible, open-source and easy to use automated machine le
... I went to the website, visited the dashboard, poked around for 10 minutes and I did not understand what the site does and how one would use it. There are many links, buttons etc. none of which did anything that seemed relevant - they just took me to various parts of the site - none of which answere ...
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Comment: C: "Oxford University Press to Publish NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics"
... Fittingly bioinformatics, a simple and user-friendly name: Nucleic Acid Research Genomics and Bioinformatics (sarcasm alert!) ...
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Comment: C: Middle author, but not first author projects. How would you approach this?
... > a university where, as far as I know, staff scientist positions are not available While it might be true that the position "staff scientists" with that exact name does not exist, it is very unlikely that the institute would not have other, equivalent position such as "computational scientist" ...
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Comment: C: Middle author, but not first author projects. How would you approach this?
... it is illegal in the sense that it runs afoul with the terms and conditions that most funding agencies require to classify and pay someone as a postdoc. ...
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Comment: C: Middle author, but not first author projects. How would you approach this?
... Everyone doing data analysis for a lab in a postdoc job position should immediately consider exploring alternative employment. It is illegal from the employers perspective to label jobs as "postdoc" (the rationale they give you for classifying you as "postdoc" is bullshit). Even though it is illeg ...
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Comment: C: Who are the Greatest Bioinformaticians Of All Time (GBOAT)
... I would want to list NCBI blast and its integration with Entrez - it is a complete reimplementation with unique improvements to work at the scale it does work now - but I am not sure who to credit for that. ...
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