Robert Aboukhalil

About me

I am a software engineer with a background in bioinformatics.
My interests include web development, cloud computing and genomics.

Experience

  • Logo for Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Jan. 2022 — Present

    Sr. Software Engineer 

    Engineer on the CZ ID team, an open-source cloud platform for metagenomics analysis.

  • Logo for Invitae Invitae March 2018 — June 2021

    Sr. Bioinformatics Software Engineer (2018-2020) • Tech Lead Manager (2020-2021)

    Built suite of software tools for reviewing clinical genomics data, monitoring lab health/stuck samples, and handling terabytes of sequencing data daily. Improved team's on-call experience by automating away recurring high-priority issues.

Software

See more on my GitHub profile

Interactive bioinformatics command-line tutorials
2021 — Present

WebAssembly modules for genomics tools
2019 — Present

An interactive web tool to evaluate DNA sequencing data quality
2018

Books

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A practical book for getting started with WebAssembly
March 2019

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Introductory data science on the command-line
July 2015

Talks

Cloudflare Dev Series 2021
November 2021

OpenJS World 2021
June 2021

Modern Web 2020
July 2020

O'Reilly OSCON 2019
July 2019

PerfMatters 2019
April 2019

Articles

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Blog Post
December 2020

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Bioinformatics Journal
August 2020

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OpenSource.com
April 2019

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Smashing Magazine
April 2019