My name is Jaroslaw "Jaric" Zola. I am an associate research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers Univeristy. I work in the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute - RDI2, where I provide expertise in high performance computational biology and scientific computing. In this page you can find some information about me and the subjects I am interested in.

I received M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland) and Ph.D. degree from Grenoble Institute of Technology (France) in 2001 and 2005, respectively. In 2012 I joined Rutgers University, RDI2 and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where I work to date. Prior to joining Rutgers I worked at Iowa State University. My research activities are focused on applications of high performance computing in bioinformatics and computational biology, with special emphasis on Big Data challenges, systems biology and metagenomics. In my work I combine efficient algorithmic solutions with high quality software implementations to provide scalable frameworks, that can be run on modern parallel architectures, including MPPs and multi/many cores. I am a founding co-chair of the ACM International Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences (BigLS) and the Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology (PBC). I am a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association for the Computing Machinery (ACM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as well as the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

If you are looking for ELaSTIC it is here! TINGe and GeNA are available as well! Visit software to download the most recent versions of my other tools, including Faster2 and Parallel TCoffee. Follow to links to learn about some of my favorite sites.