Computation, data science and machine learning have long played critical roles in discovery across HMS. The use of computational approaches has already yielded critical insights in genetics, neurobiology, microbiology, biological chemistry, systems biology, cell biology and more. The Center for Computational Biomedicine will coalesce these efforts and propel them further.

“I am very excited by this opportunity and the chance to return to Harvard and work with the great scientists here at HMS. Rapidly growing and increasingly complex data sets and advancing computation methods represent a challenge but also an opportunity to develop tools and interfaces that will help researchers and students reach sound, reproducible conclusions. Although not simple, these problems are solvable and their promise is great.”

~Robert Gentleman, Executive Director, Center for Computational Biomedicine, HMS