Robert Grossman,PhD Receives Distinguished Service Professorship

Robert L. Grossman, PhD (Section of Computational Biomedicine & Biomedical Data Science) has been named the Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine, Computer Science and the College. The Jim and Karen Frank Director of the Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago, he has served as the chief research informatics officer of the Biological Sciences Division since 2011.

Dr. Grossman is the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons, a platform for the cancer research community that manages, analyzes, integrates and shares large-scale genomic datasets in support of precision medicine. The GDC was used by more than 100,000 researchers in the past year. He also has built data commons to support research in other areas, including cardiology, infectious diseases, neuroscience and the environment. His research interests include data science, machine learning and deep learning.

Dr. Grossman is a member of the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee for the National Cancer Institute and of the Science Advisory Board for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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