Dr. Mark Clement received his PhD in Computer Science from Oregon State University in 1994. His BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering are from Brigham Young University. He also was a founder for ICON, a startup company which produced disk servers and database machines. He also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel as a software engineer. His research areas include Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and High Performance Computing. He is currently developing new methods for SNP identification in Next-generation sequence data. He is also developing new DNA sequence assembly algorithms.