About / Bio

David Tulga is a Senior Software Engineer currently working remotely for Iterative, building Python tools to accelerate Machine Learning. Previously from 2019 to 2022, he worked at Asimov on laboratory records and sequence databases, as well as Next-Generation Sequencing analysis pipelines, and the cloud infrastructure powering those services. From 2017 to 2019 he worked for Freenome, on their large-scale genomic information database, integrations with machine learning, and associated APIs and cloud infrastructure. He also founded the open-source software company TransReality Technology, Inc. in 2017 where he developed arcBlocks, a suite of C++ app development libraries, available on GitHub here. From 2014 to 2016 he worked as a Software Engineer at Google on backend server optimization and analytics. You can read more about this work and other projects on his LinkedIn profile.

He received his master's degree from the Systems Biology Graduate Program at Harvard University in 2014, and was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  During his time at Harvard he developed open-source software for managing cloud computing clusters, RainforestCluster and ThunderstormDistributor.  Previously, he researched novel network algorithms for analyzing genomic data in the Wall lab, and Zebrafish fin regeneration in the Megason Lab.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley in 2009. During his time at Berkeley, he was a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar and an undergraduate researcher in the Arkin Laboratory for quantitative biology through 2008 and 2009. During the summer of 2007 he participated on the 2007 Berkeley iGEM Team. And during the summer of 2006 through the spring of 2007, he was an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Steven E. Brenner's Computational Genomics Research Group.

In his free time, David also creates Fractal Art, develops free educational software for children, enjoys jogging, hiking, bicycling, sailing, and astronomy.

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