Frank Austin Nothaft is an engineer-scientist focused on making genomic data usable to a wide audience of scientists through cloud computing and open source software. Most recently, Frank has led the development of the Lens platform at Tempus Labs. Lens accelerates oncology research workflows that use multimodal DNA and RNA data. Prior to Tempus, Frank led the Healthcare and Life Sciences team at Databricks, where he lead multiple product launches, including Glow and the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform for Genomics.
Frank did his PhD in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, advised by Professors David Patterson and Anthony Joseph in the AMPLab and the ASPIRE lab, and led the Big Data Genomics project. Prior to Berkeley, Frank worked in semiconductors at Broadcom Corporation , and studied Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he was advised by Professor William J. Dally.