Name: Michael Hoffman
Job: Principal Investigator
Source: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation [original post from January 2014]
I work in computational biology, using software and data analysis to solve biological problems. Writing the code that helps me solve these problems is my favourite part. While pushing the boundaries of human knowledge is often messy and confusing, coding forces me to break down what I know into something discrete and exact, clearing away the uncertainty. When I can get into “the zone” and focus on programming something useful for a while, it can be very satisfying.
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