Robert L. Grossman, PhD, is the 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 joined the faculty in 2010 and has served as the chief research informatics officer of the Biological Sciences Division since 2011.
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 also 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.
He 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. He earned his PhD in applied mathematics at Princeton University and an AB in mathematics from Harvard University.