I'm Aaron Golden, a lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I currently teach courses in computing and in genomics through my affiliation with the Discipline of Bioinformatics within the School. I also spend time doing research on what some people would regard as two completely different areas, namely Astronomy and Bioinformatics. What links them at a basic level is that both involve large, noisy datasets containing complex signals that you need to somehow decode in order to understand the underlying physics/biology involved. My PhD was in astronomy - observing and analysing incredibly faint pulses of light from several nearby pulsars - and after I started working in NUI Galway I discovered that I could apply many of the same data analytics tricks from astronomy to problems in genomics. But I still like to go observing...!