Karin Remington

Germantown, MD, US
Field of Work 
Computer Science
 
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Business Analytics, Big Data
Company 
Arjuna Solutions
Job Title or "Student" 
Chief Technology and Science Officer
Education 
University of Kentucky
Degree 
Mathematics
Education Level 
PhD
Profile Biography 
Dr. Remington has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky, and was Householder Fellow of Scientific Computing at ORNL from 1992-1994. She joined the "Assembly Team" at Celera Genomics in 1999. This group established the scalability of the "whole-genome-shotgun" approach to genome sequencing by assembling first the fruit fly genome (Science, 2000) and then the human genome (Science, 2001). She joined the nascent J.Craig Venter Institute in 2002, and led the informatics group there through the draft-sequencing and comparative analysis of the dog genome (Science, 2003), the metagenomic analysis of the Sargasso Sea (Science, 2004), and its successor, the Global Ocean Sampling project (PLoS Biology, 2007). In 2007, Remington joined the NIH, as Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. In that role, she was chair of the NIH's Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) consortium, and co-chair of the federal government's interagency "Big Data Initiative", which was formed in 2011 and released its first major funding initiative in less than a year with a White House announcement in March 2012. She recently left NIH to become partner and Chief Technology and Science Officer of a start-up company based on proprietary technology and software for business analytics.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Computing, Reading, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
No Preference
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
AAUW
Other Interests 
Piano

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