Nirav Merchant

Nirav Merchant, Co-PI,  UA Cyberinfrastructure Lead

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Mr. Nirav Merchant is the director for Bio Computing at the University of Arizona (UA), overseeing the comprehensive computational cyberinfrastructure for biomedical research, supporting diverse projects ranging from large scale clinical NGS analytics platforms to mobile health (mHealth) interventions. With over 20 years of experience at UA as technology strategist and architect for multi institutional projects involving scalable data analytics. Within iPlant he advises on CI strategy, leads the technology assessment effort, and oversees daily operations of iPlant’s Core Software and Core Services groups. Mr. Merchant also co-teaches an interdisciplinary course in Applied Cyberinfrastructure Concepts, designed with iPlant, XSEDE, and FutureGrid infrastructure.