NEW YORK, Feb 13 – Parabon Computation of Fairfax, Va., said Tuesday it had hired John Grefenstette to be the director of Parabon Labs.
In his new position Grefenstette will direct the company’s efforts to develop new applications for Frontier Internet, Parabon’s distributed-computing platform for science, medicine, and business.
" The potential areas of application for Parabon's platform are staggering, ranging from evolutionary computation to bioinformatics. The ability to use vast numbers of computers over the Internet opens the door to solving problems that could not be addressed before,” said Grefenstette, who was previously director of George Mason University’s computational biology laboratory.
Grefenstette has published over 50 scientific articles on machine learning, evolutionary computation and parallel processing.
Parabon also developed Frontier Software Development Kit, which allows researchers to develop their own applications to run on the Frontier platform.