Tom Mulvaney - "Opportunistic Data Structures with Applications"

Papers We Love - London
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The Microsoft Reactor London

70 Wilson Street · London

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Microsoft Reactor London 70 Wilson Street

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Tom Mulvaney presents "Opportunistic Data Structures with Applications" based on the paper with the same title by P. Ferragina and G. Manzini (


The paper describes techniques which have been employed heavily in the domain of bioinformatics but are also relevant to those interested in searching or compressing strings. I will be presenting a simplified version of the method outlined in the paper as well as illustrating why it has found such great use in the field of bioinformatics.

The Speaker

I’m Tom Mulvaney, a software engineer at BUGS Bioscience developing software for studying disease causing bacteria. When I’m not pressing keys, I like to explore the world by bike.


Microsoft Reactor London
70 Wilson Street

The nearest tube station is Moorgate, Old Street, Liverpool St. With the schedule:

• 6.30pm: food and drinks
• 7:00pm: presentation starts
• 8:00pm: presentation end

Meetup are captured on video and uploaded on the PWL London Youtube channel