Raja Appuswamy

Assistant Professor


I am an assistant professor in the Data Science department at EURECOM.

Before this, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher first, and later a Visiting Professor, at EPFL, and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. I got my Ph.D designing and developing the Loris storage stack for the MINIX 3 Operating System under the guidance of the one and only Prof. Andy Tanenbaum. I have a dual Masters in Computer Engineering and Ag-Bio Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville (Go Gators!).

I am currently working on several problems at the intersection of Computer Science and Biology, like storing digital data on DNA, or developing scalable data processing pipelines for making genomics-driven precision medicine cost effective.


  • Molecular information storage and long-term data archival
  • Computational genomics
  • Hardware acceleration, hetergenenous parallel processing
  • Big Data analytics, business intelligence, transaction processing


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2014

    VU University, Amsterdam

  • MS in Computer Engineering, 2007

    University of Florida, Gainesville

  • MS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2007

    University of Florida, Gainesville

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