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Wu Feng, Virginia Tech

Caption: Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, holds the Turner Fellowship. He will participate in a Big Data research project with Srinvas Aluru of Iowa State University and Oyekunie Olukotun at Stanford University which holds promising advances for genomics and metagenomics. Among his accolades, Feng was named to the Top People to Watch list produced by High Performance Computing Wire. Feng also received the first worldwide award for research hoped to compute a cure for cancer from the Silicon Valley-based technology firm NVIDIA Corporation in 2011.

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