Cotton Seed, Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Cotton Seed

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Cotton Seed is a Sr. Principal Software Engineer and leader of the Hail team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Prior to joining the Broad, he did a PhD in Mathematics at Princeton University and spent over a decade building high-performance computing systems with a focus on advanced compiler technology at Connected Components Corp, Intel, and Reservoir Labs, among others.


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