Robert L. Grossman

Robert L. Grossman’s research group focuses on data science, translational data science, data commons and data ecosystems, machine learning, AI, bioinformatics, cancer genomics and related areas. 

He is the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons (GDC), 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 has led the development of over a dozen data commons and data ecosystems to support research in other areas, including opioid use disorder, IBD, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and the environment.  

Grossman is Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Computer Science and the Jim and Karen Frank Director of the Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago. He is the Chief of the Section of Biomedical Data Science in the Department of Medicine and has served as the chief research informatics officer of the Biological Sciences Division since 2011.  


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