BioCompute is governed by an Executive Steering Committee, which engages in outreach and has executive oversight over the project, and a Technical Steering Committee, which builds tools and resources related to the IEEE-2791-2020 standard, and provides technical guidance to the community.
Raja Mazumder (Chair)
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University
Co-director of the McCormick Genomic and Proteomic Center
Co-developer of HIVE platform for bioinformatics
Co-founder of BioCompute
Dr. Mazumder is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Co-Director of The McCormick Genomic Proteomic Center at The George Washington University (GW). While working at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at NIH, UniProt and Protein Information Resource (PIR), Dr. Mazumder worked closely with colleagues in developing international molecular biology resources and using these resources to identify therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines targets. Through NIH, NSF, FDA and industry funding he is currently involved in genomic and bioinformatics research in cancer biology, glycobiology, metagenomics and NGS standards development. Dr. Mazumder is the PD/PI of High Performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE). HIVE is approved for use in a regulatory environment at US FDA. In addition to his research activities he mentors Ph.D. and M.S. students and directs the Bioinformatics M.S. graduate program track at GW. Dr. Mazumder is a Co-author of the first BioCompute publication.
Professor of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Leader eScience Group
Head of Node ELIXIR UK, Chair FAIRDOM Association e.V.
ExCo ELIXIR Interoperability Platform, Co-founder UK Software Sustainability Institute
Principle Investigator: Taverna WfMS, myExperiment.org workflow sharing site
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2014)
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2010)
Professor Carole Goble CBE FREng FBCS CITP is Professor of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, UK. Over the past 25 years she has pursued research interests in the acceleration of scientific innovation through: distributed computing, workflows and automation; knowledge management and the Semantic Web; social, virtual environments; software engineering for scientific software; and new models of scholarship for data-intensive science. Since 2001 she has directed a large, mixed team of researchers, computational scientists and software engineers that specialize in e-Science. She is responsible for many widely used open source e-Science software and she has been a strong advocate for putting software innovations into real practice. She co-founded the UK's Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute and the Software Sustainability Institute UK. She is leading activities in European e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences including Head of the UK's ELIXIR Node, ExCo of the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform; data/model management lead of the ESFRI's IBISBA and ISBE, coordinator of the FAIRDOM and Research Object initiatives and partner in the BioExcel Centre of Excellence. In 2008 she was awarded the Microsoft Jim Gray e-Science award for contributions to e-Science. Carole received a CBE in the Queen's New Years Honors 2014 for Services to Science.
Director at VA. AI. Biomedical informatics
Director of Artificial Intelligence
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Co-chair, HL7 Genomics workgroup, Clino/pheno co-lead, “Data Exchange and Interoperability” subgroup, The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)
Prof. Gil Alterovitz has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications and has collaborated with a diversity of experts worldwide on research endeavors. His research focuses on network and knowledge-based analytical approaches to identify and integrate biomedical relationships at multiple scales. Dr. Gil Alterovitz is on faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Medicine and directs the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Alterovitz was named the inaugural Director of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Based in the Office of Research and Development, Dr. Gil Alterovitz has worked on leveraging health information for AI as well as building AI research and development capacity, including via the National Artificial Intelligence Institute that began in 2019 at the VA. Dr. Alterovitz was one of the core authors of the U.S. National AI R&D Strategic Plan in 2019.
Senior Director of Bioinformatics, CRISPR Therapeutics
Former Lead Scientist and Director of Bioinformatics at U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Co-developer of HIVE platform for bioinformatics
Co-founder of BioCompute
Dr. Vahan Simonyan has a diverse academic background, with an MS in Physical Organic Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics and Mathematics, and post-doctoral training in Nanotechnology and Quantum Statistical Thermodynamics. He’s authored over 60 publications on topics ranging from chemistry and genetics to physics and quantum mechanics, and served as a principal investigator on large national and international grants. In 2001, Dr. Simonyan began to focus his career on biotechnology and biomedical informatics. He has served as Lead Scientist, Principal Investigator, and the R&D Director of Bioinformatics for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the Director, Dr. Simonyan developed and donated the codebase for the High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) as a mechanism to accept high throughput sequencing data at the FDA. It was in this capacity that he co-developed BioCompute. Currently, Dr. Simonyan is the Senior Director of Bioinformatics at CRISPR Therapeutics, where he establishes data and process infrastructures for analysis of healthcare and biomedical information from diverse data-sources, in order to discover new genetic targets through the understanding of underlying molecular machinery in cells and control networks. He also serves as adjunct faculty at George Washington University, and has served as the Organizer and Chairman of international conferences on high throughput sequencing standardization. Dr. Simonyan is a Co-author of the first BioCompute publication.
Director, Cambridge Office, Seven Bridges Genomics
Board of Directors, Biomedical Science Career Program
Dr. Dennis A. Dean, II is a Director at Seven Bridges where he leads the Scientific Team in the Cambridge office and leads several national-scale genomic analysis projects. Dr. Dean’s oversight responsibilities includes system architects, engagement managers bioinformatics scientists and genomic data scientists. In this capacity, he is responsible for the success of his team members across commercial, government, and internal projects. He leads collaboration outreach with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Veteran Affairs Million Veteran Program (MVP), and oversee several projects with large pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Dean trained as a research fellow in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Program for Sleep Epidemiology and the Program for Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine. He earned his PhD in biomedical engineering and biotechnology and M.S. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts. He earned his B.S. in computer science from SUNY, Empire State College.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology, School of Medicine and Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
Co-lead investigator of Galaxy Project
Presidential Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jeremy is an expert in computational biomedicine and has made contributions in many areas of bioinformatics and computational science, including genome and proteome analysis methods, cancer informatics, scientific computing infrastructure, machine learning, and user interfaces and visualization. He has more than 15 years of computational science experience and has spent the last 10 years developing algorithms, software, and infrastructure for biomedical data science. Jeremy is a lead investigator for the Galaxy platform (http://galaxyproject.org), a Web-based system for analyzing biomedical data that is used by thousands of scientists throughout the world. As a lead Galaxy investigator, he participates in Galaxy at all levels: strategic planning, architecting scalable systems for large analysis projects, leading the development of new software components, and implementing and benchmarking best-practice analysis pipelines. Jeremy directs informatics for precision oncology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). In this work, he leads a team developing computational systems for processing, storing, modeling, and visualizing clinical, imaging, and omics data for (1) treating cancer using combination therapies adapted over time; and (2) discovering and understanding mechanisms of resistance and priming in cancer. He is PI/co-PI on several resource and research grants for NCI, NHGRI, and NSF focused on genome informatics, cancer informatics, and precision oncology. Dr. Goecks is a co-author of the first BioCompute publication.
Jonathon Keeney, Managing Director
Senior Program Manager, R&D, George Washington University
Public Prive Partnership Specialist
Dr. Keeney’s academic experience is cross disciplinary at the intersection of neuroscience and genomics. Work with Jim Sikela at the University of Colorado investigated the functional role of copy number genomics in the evolutionary expansion of the primate brain, where he was a Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disability Fellow, and a student at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. He has experience in functional genomics and designing bioinformatic analyses, including novel experimental design for bioinformatic data collection. Dr. Keeney has also worked in the private sector as a Technical Specialist for a patent law firm in Denver, Colorado, as a startup cofounder, and as Director of Complex Visualization for a medical device company. He has been an invited author to a live discussion with Digg Dialog, and a judge for a startup pitch competition. During this time, he maintained strong connections to academia, and assisted with the establishment and development of three different public private partnerships. He brings experience in both the academic and private sectors in his current role, in which he leads multiple initiatives. Most notably, Dr. Keeney currently drives the creation of a public-private partnership around BioCompute, leads the development of the BioCompute project into a formal IEEE standard, and serves as the Managing Director for the Executive Steering Committee of the BioCompute Partnership. In this role, he leads project outreach, coordinates workshops with the high throughput sequencing and broader communities, and moderates discussion in both the public and private spaces to make BioCompute meet the needs of all stakeholders.
Charles Hadley King (Chair)
BioCompute Project Technical Lead
Senior Research Associate, HIVE Lab, George Washington University
Chief Data Scientist for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
Systems Architect for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
Associate Professor and Director of Bioinformatics, CUNY
Co-founder and Project Lead, Common Workflow Language
Technical Architect, eScience Lab, The University of Manchester, UK.BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research.
Program Manager IV, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Galaxy Platform Development Officer, Earlham Institute
Bioinformatics Associate, HIVE Lab, George Washington University