PolyPhy Infrastructure Enhancement

Developing and Improving PolyPhy’s Infrastructure


I’m Prashant Jha, from Pune, a recent undergraduate student from BITS Pilani. As part of the Polyphy my proposal under the mentorship of Oskar Elek aims to develop and improve the current infrastructure.

Polyphorm / PolyPhy - which is led by Oskar Elek. PolyPhy is an organization that focuses on developing a GPU oriented agent-based system for reconstructing and visualizing optimal transport networks defined over sparse data. With its roots in astronomy and inspiration drawn from nature, PolyPhy has been instrumental in discovering network-like patterns in natural language data and reconstructing the Cosmic web structure using its early prototype called Polyphorm. The organization aims to provide a richer 2D / 3D scalar field representation of the reconstructed network, making it a toolkit for a range of specialists across different disciplines, including astronomers, neuroscientists, data scientists, and artists. PolyPhy’s ultimate purpose is to create quantitatively comparable structural analytics and discover connections between different disciplines. To achieve its goals, PolyPhy requires a robust infrastructure that is engineered using DevOps, Code Refactoring, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices. You can see an instructive overview of PolyPhy in our workshop and more details about our research here.

Prashant Jha
Prashant Jha
Graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani