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Robert Grossman

Robert Grossman
Director, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago


Robert Grossman is a faculty member and the Chief Research Informatics Officer in the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago. He is a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) and the Computation Institute (CI). He is also the Founder and a Partner of Open Data Group, which specializes in building predictive models over big data. His areas of research include: big data, predictive analytics, bioinformatics, data intensive computing and analytic infrastructure. He has led the development of open source software tools for analyzing big data (Augustus), cloud computing (Sector), and high performance networking (UDT). In 1996 he founded Magnify, Inc., which provides data mining solutions to the insurance industry. Grossman was Magnify’s Chairman until it was sold to ChoicePoint in 2005. He is also the Chair of the Open Cloud
, which is a not-for-profit that supports the cloud community by operating cloud infrastructure, such as the Open Science Data Cloud. He blogs about big data, data science, and data engineering at


Precision Medicine Salon G
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Robert Grossman (University of Chicago)
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Bionimbus is a petabyte scale community cloud for managing, analyzing and sharing large genomics datasets that is operated by the not-for-profit Open Cloud Consortium. It contains public datasets, such as the 1000 Genomes dataset. We recently updated Bionimbus so that researchers can analyze data from controlled datasets, such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) in a secure and compliant fashion. Read more.
Table C
Moderated by:
Robert Grossman (University of Chicago)

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