Giulia Guidi

PhD candidate in computer science at UC Berkeley (she/her).


Soda Hall, UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, USA 94720

Giulia is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and a graduate research assistant at the Computational Research Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory advised by Aydın Buluç and Kathy Yelick. Giulia is a 2020 SIGHPC Computational & Data Science Fellow and a member of the PASSION Lab, the BeBOp Group, and the Performance and Algorithms Research (PAR) Group. She received her M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. Giulia’s research focuses on developing a novel algorithm for de novo assembly of genomes in distributed memory using long read sequencing data as part of the ExaBiome project, and on how to make cloud computing more accessible for high performance scientific computing. Giulia is interested in the intersection of High-Performance Computing (HPC), Computer Systems and Computational Biology as enabling technologies for faster, high quality bioinformatics and biomedical research.

Here are a recent CV (Dec 2021), the Tl;dr version of my Research Statement, and my academic genealogy tree.


Dec 3, 2021 The ETH Zürich’s Google Developer Student Club invited me as a panelist for “Panel Discussion - Doing a PhD in Computer Science” on Dec 14, 9:00 AM (PST) or 6:00 PM (CET). If interested in attending, please register here!
Nov 12, 2021 I had the opportunity to give a seminar for the Languages, Systems, and Data Seminar at UC Santa Cruz on November 12, 2021. You can find my slides here, it was great!
Sep 24, 2021 I have been invited to give a talk at the SIAM Parallel Programming (PP) minisymposium on “Graph Algorithms in the ExaScale Era” next February in Seattle —I am looking forward to it!
Sep 17, 2021 I am excited to announce that I have decided to go on the academic job market this year!
Sep 6, 2021 I’m a proud co-chair of the Equal Access to Application Assistance (EAAA) program at UC Berkeley EECS and I’m happy to annouce that the 2021 edition is now accepting applications —Apply here!
Aug 18, 2021 I’m very happy I had the opportunity to give the first in-person seminar in more than 1y at EPFL IC entitled “Sparse Matrices and High-Performance Computing Meet Biology”.
Jul 1, 2021 Our paper “BELLA: Berkeley Efficient Long-Read to Long-Read Aligner and Overlapper” has been accepted in SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms 2021 (ACDA21).
May 11, 2021 I have been invited to give a talk at BoF on Distributed Memory FFT Library at the Cray User Group (CUG) annual meeting 2021 about our work on HPC-in-the-Cloud.

selected publications

  1. 10 Years Later: Cloud Computing is Closing the Performance Gap
    4th Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance at the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) 2021. 2021
  2. BELLA: Berkeley Efficient Long-Read to Long-Read Aligner and Overlapper
    Guidi, Giulia, Ellis, Marquita, Rokhsar, Daniel, Yelick, Kathy, and Buluç, Aydın
    In SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA21) 2021
  3. Parallel String Graph Construction and Transitive Reduction for De Novo Genome Assembly
    Guidi, Giulia, Selvitopi, Oguz, Ellis, Marquita, Oliker, Leonid, Yelick, Katherine, and Buluc, Aydin
    In International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) 2021