Institution Degree Year Field
Stanford University, CA Postdoctoral Fellowship 2004 Genetics
Stanford University, CA Ph.D. 1999 Applied Physics
Tel Aviv University, Israel B.Sc. magna cum laude 1989 Physics




2016– Investigator, and
Member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program,
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), University of Utah
2011– Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics,
University of Utah
2010– USTAR Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering and
Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute,
University of Utah
2010–2016 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
University of Texas at Austin
2004–2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and
Fellow, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology,
University of Texas at Austin
1998–2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, Stanford University
1991–1998 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Applied Physics,
Stanford University




2009–2015 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award,
Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), NSF
2005 Linear Algebra and its Applications Lecture,
International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
2000–2005 Individual Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis,
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH
1999–2003 DOE/Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Molecular Biology
1998 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics (DAMOP) Award Finalist,
American Physical Society (APS)




  3/2017 Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panel, "Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology," National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
10/2016 Invited Participant, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Provocative Questions for Medical Physics in Oncology (Boston, MA)
  6/2016 Invited Mentor, International High-Performance Computing (HPC)
Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences
(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  6/2016 Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panel,
"Genomic Data Analysis Network," NCI, NIH
  6/2015 Invited Mentor, International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Toronto, Canada)
  9/2014 Invited Co-Organizer and Panelist, Panel, "Translational Bioinformatics," 5th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB) (Newport Beach, CA)
  7/2014 Invited Organizer, Three-Session Minisymposium, "Discovery from Data:" "Mathematical Patterns in Nature," "Cancer Genomic Signals and Systems" and "Decompositions for Big Data Applications,"
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting
(Chicago, IL)
  6/2014 Invited Mentor, International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)
  3/2014, 3/2013, 4/2012, 3/2011
Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panel,
"National Centers for Systems Biology,"
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH
  9/2013 Invited Chair and Organizer, Track,
"Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology," 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA)
  7/2013 Invited Participant, NSF/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Connections 2013 Symposium (Washington, DC)
12/2012 Co-Organizer, NSF-Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)/Foundations of Data and Visual Analytics (FODAVA) Program Workshop on Interactive Visualization and Analysis of Massive Data (Research Triangle Park, NC)
11/2012 Invited Member, Program Committee, Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology Meeting (San Francisco, CA)
10/2012 Invited Chair and Organizer, Sessions, "Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics I and II," 2012 BMES Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA)
  6/2011 Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panel,
"Biodata Management and Analysis," NIH
  4/2011– Invited International Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israel
12/2007– Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panels, including the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award panel and the Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) panel, NSF
  4/2005– Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panels,
including the "Genomes to Life" program, DOE
  3/2005– Editorial Board Member, Biology Direct
  2/2005– Invited International Reviewer,
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium
12/2001 Invited Participant, Planning Meeting,
"A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research," NHGRI, NIH
11/2001 Appointed Member, Scientific Review Panel, "Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative," NIGMS, NIH




2015–2020 NCI U01 CA-202144
2009–2015 NSF CAREER DMS-0847173
2007–2015 NHGRI R01 HG-004302
2000–2005 NHGRI K01 HG-000038