Faraz Hach


PhD in Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, 2013




Research interests

  • Computational Genomics/Transcriptomics
  • Data Structures
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms
  • HTS Sequence Mapping and Compression




Email: fhach@sfu.ca
Office: TASC 1 9415
Personal webpage: http://cs.sfu.ca/~/fhach/personal

Recently taught courses

Selected recent publications

  • Hach F, Sarrafi I, Farhad Hormozdiari, Can Alkan, Evan E. Eichler, S. Cenk Sahinalp, "mrsFAST-Ultra: a compact, SNP-aware mapper for high performance sequencing applications", Nucl. Acids Res. (1 July 2014) 42 (W1): W494-W500.
  • Hach F, Numanagic I, Alkan C, Sahinalp SC, "SCALCE: boosting Sequence Compression Algorithms using Locally Consistent Encoding", Bioinformatics (2012) 28 (23): 3051-3057.
    Also Presented at RECOMB-Seq’12 (2nd Annual RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Massively Parallel Sequencing), Barcelona, Spain, April 19-20 2012
  • Yorukoglu D, Hach F, Swanson L, Collins CC, Birol I, Sahinalp SC, "Dissect: detection and characterization of novel structural alterations in transcribed sequences", Bioinformatics. 2012 Jun 15;28(12):i179-87
    Also presented at ISMB’12 (20th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology), Long Beach, USA, July 19-23 2012
    Won Ian Lawson Van Toch Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper
  • McPherson A, Wu C, Hajirasouliha I, Hormozdiari Fe, Hach F, Lapuk AV, Volik S, Shah SP, Collins CC, Sahinalp SC, "Comrad: a novel algorithmic framework for the integrated analysis of RNA-Seq and WGSS data", Bioinformatics (2011) 27 (11): 1481-1488

    Also presented at ISMB-HitSeq’11 (High Throughput Sequencing Analysis and Algorithms, Special Interest Group of ISMB’11), Vienna, Austria, July 15-16 2011
    Won Best Paper Award
  • Hach F, Hormozdiari Fe, Alkan C, Hormozdiar Fa, Birol I, Eichler EE, Sahinalp SC, "mrsFAST: a cache-oblivious algorithm for short-read mapping", Nature Methods, 2010 Aug;7(8):576-7