As a computational scientist at JAX, Wan-Ping focuses on bioinformatics tool development and structural variation (SV) detection. Previously, Wan-Ping worked as a senior lead scientist at Seven Bridges, overseeing R&D projects. Wan-Ping is also an active member of the 1000 Genomes Project and her primary contributions were to the alignment and SV detection parts of the project. Prior to Seven Bridges, she was a postdoctoral and senior research associate at Boston College for five years and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University where she received the school’s outstanding research award. Wan-Ping is known by several bioinformatics tools, such as a short read aligner MOSAIK, mobile-element caller TANGRAM, SIMD Smith-Waterman implementation and population-based graph representation short read aligner.