bookmark SSA / Submodular Selection of Assays Chooses a diverse panel of genomic assays that leverages methods from submodular optimization. SSA serves as a model for how submodular optimization can be applied to other discrete problems in biology. This method is computationally efficient, results in high-quality panels according to several quality measures, and is mathematically optimal under some assumptions. It can be used partway through the investigation of a cell type, when several assays are already available. The tool can determine the most informative next experiments to perform.