IGSB Core Faculty Robert Grossman appointed Chief Research Informatics Officer of the Division of the Biological Sciences

Department of Medicine and the College

Robert Grossman is a faculty member in the Section of Genetic Medicine, as well as the chief research informatics officer for the Division of the Biological Sciences. He is also a senior fellow in the Computation Institute and the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology. His research group focuses on bioinformatics, data mining, cloud computing, data intensive computing, and related areas. He is also the founder of Open Data Group, which has provided strategic consulting and outsourced services in analytics since 2002, specializing in building predictive models over big data. His current research is focused on bioinformatics, especially developing systems, applications, and algorithms so that large datasets of genomics data can be integrated with phenotype information extracted from electronic medical records and analyzed to deepen our understanding of diseases.

Most recently, Grossman was a Pritzker Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2011; the overall winner, SC 09 Bandwidth Challenge for “Maximizing Bandwidth Utilization in Distributed Data Intensive Applications”; and first place winner, SC 08 Bandwidth Challenge for “Towards Global Scale Cloud Computing: Using Sector and Sphere on the Open Cloud Testbed.”

He serves on the NASA Advisory Council Information Technology Infrastructure Committee.
Grossman earned his PhD in applied mathematics at Princeton University and an AB in mathematics from Harvard University.

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