Jonas S Almeida
Since 2015 Jonas Almeida is Professor and Chief Technology Officer for Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University (State University of NY, Long Island). This followed 4 years as the inaugural director of a new Division in Informatics in the Dept of Pathology of the Univ Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and 5 years as Professor of Bioinformatics in the Division of Applied Mathematics of the University of Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center (2005-2010). His current research interests are at the intersection of Computational Statistics and Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics application development in the Web Platform. This research pulls together threads from past work on mathematical modeling and machine learning for Medical Genomics, at a time when these fields are challenged by the increasingly data driven nature of modern Biomedical Research. This work is often pursued with public Biomedical Big Data resources such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) as reference for Personalized Medicine applications. As Population Health data becomes available in real-time (see for example bit.ly/pqiSuffolk, /tcgascope or /loadsparcs), a new frontier opens for Machine Learning embedded as Web Computing in the increasingly patient-facing HealthIT enterprise.