Dr. Emma Huang will be visiting Biometris between 23 and 27 June 2014. Dr. Emma Huang is a statistical geneticist and senior research scientist with CSIRO Computational Informatics and the Food Futures National Research Flagship. She originally trained in Mathematics (B.S., Caltech) and received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UNC developing methods to use haplotypes in mapping genetic associations for human disease. Since moving to Brisbane in 2007, her research has focused on genetic analysis in crops such as sugarcane and wheat. Projects include development of methods for linkage map construction, QTL mapping, and genotype imputation in multiparental populations, and integration of these approaches with graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-performance computing.