About This Department

Department: Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
Insitution: Princeton University
  Princeton, NJ

The biomedical data research projects are spearheaded by the faculty listed below, but also involve faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from other relevant disciplines.

Olga Troyanskaya, Professor of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, harnesses advanced computational methods to probe questions in biology, namely the workings of the human body and the manifestations of disease. The World Economic Forum recently highlighted her research on how deep learning can be used to enhance our understanding of cancer and other diseases.

Ben Raphael, Professor of Computer Science, focuses on the development of algorithms and mathematical models to address issues in biology, such as comparative genomics across individuals and the mutations that drive cancer. For the journal Nature Genetics, Raphael coauthored a paper that presented a novel algorithm that tracks growing, multiplying cancers.