Robert Grossman’s 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.
He serves on the NASA Advisory Council Information Technology Infrastructure Committee. At UChicago, he serves as the chief research informatics officer for the Division of the Biological Sciences and is also a senior fellow in the Computation Institute and the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology.