Faculty Profile

Robert Grossman
Section of Computational Biomedicine and Biomedical Data Science
Professor of Medicine
Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor; Chief, Section of Biomedical Data Science; Director of the Center for Translational Data Science; Chief Research Informatics Officer of the Biological Sciences Division

Academic Interests

Dr. Grossman's primary interests are data science and data-intensive computing. His research is focused on bioinformatics, especially developing systems, applications, and algorithms so that large datasets of genomics data can be integrated with phenotype information extracted from electronic medical records and analyzed to deepen our understanding of diseases. Dr. Grossman is the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons, 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 also has 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. Dr. Grossman 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.

Clinical Interests



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  • AB, 1980, Harvard University, Mathematics
  • PhD, 1985, Princeton University, Applied Mathematics
  • Fellowship, 1988, University of California at Berkeley, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship