Global Recognition Awards

Harisankar Sadasivan's Remarkable Achievement and Innovation Earns Him a 2023 Global Recognition Award

We are proud to bestow upon Harisankar Sadasivan, an individual based in WA, the honor of a 2023 Global Recognition Award. Specializing in the field of technology and GPU, Harisankar is a luminary who has contributed seminal work through his PhD research at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. His research in developing custom-optimized bioinformatics kernels on GPUs without accuracy loss is nothing short of groundbreaking.

Harisankar’s work has gained global accolades, including the ACM/IEEE MICRO Top Picks’ award for his portable pathogen detector developed for pandemic preparedness, now ported to GPUs with unprecedented speeds in collaboration with NVIDIA. The importance of his contributions to healthcare technology, particularly in areas like cancer diagnostics, cannot be overstated. The advent of minimap2/mm2-ax and DTWax, his best-selling products, signifies a transformative change in healthcare diagnostics. This is an integral reason for his 2023 Global Recognition Award.

What sets Harisankar apart from his peers is the scale and impact of his innovation. His cutting-edge solutions have not only garnered interest from NVIDIA but have also captivated AMD. They jointly plan to democratize high-throughput healthcare applications, a venture that could revolutionize the industry. The potential of his work to catalyze further interest and investments in optimizations without accuracy loss is truly commendable and reinforces his eligibility for a 2023 Global Recognition Award.

Additionally, Harisankar represents an underrepresented community from India, and his work has life-saving applications. His innovation has already reached thousands of customers via NVIDIA Parabricks, and the progress with AMD indicates an expansive future. His story is not just of technological innovation but also of overcoming systemic barriers to contribute to society significantly. His unparalleled contributions, his role as a trailblazer, and his ongoing work with AMD and the University of Washington Seattle make him a deserving recipient of a 2023 Global Recognition Award.


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