Ayush received his B.Tech. in Bioinformatics/Biotech from Vellore Institute of Technology and obtained his MS in Computational biology from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked as Bioinformatics Scientist in Ilya Shmulevich’s lab at Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle on gene regulatory networks and mechanism of pathogenesis due to influenza and common cold virus. He then joined SCBMB program as a graduate student and currently pursing PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Zhandong Liu at NRI and Dr. Kunal Rai at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is interested in data analysis and machine learning and it application for analyzing big data sets, especially for next-gen sequencing data sets.