DELSA Board of Directors

DELSA has established a Board of Directors to oversee its operations, provide good governance, and monitor operational and strategic progress.

Ilkay Altintas, PhD

Ilkay Altintas, PhD
Director, Scientific Workflow Automation Technologies Lab, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Deputy Coordinator for Research, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
“Founded in 1985, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) enables international science and engineering discoveries through advances in computational science and data-intensive, high-performance computing.”

Jack Faris, PhD
Co-Founder, Data Enabled Life Sciences Alliance
Lead Author, "Communication and Data-Intensive Science in the Beginning of the 21st Century," OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, Volume 15, Number 4, 2011
Previously CEO of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, President of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, Vice President for University Relations, University of Washington, and Director of Community Strategies for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Geoffrey Fox, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Informatics and Computing and Physics, Indiana University
Director, Digital Science Center
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, School of Informatics and Computing
“The Digital Science Center (part of the Pervasive Technology Center) focuses on creating an intuitively usable cyberinfrastructure with tremendous capabilities for supporting collaboration and computation. Easy-to-use, human-centered interfaces to cyberinfrastructure created by the Digital Science Center will enable the many thousands of researchers in the public and private sectors to use the capabilities of cyberinfrastructure and accelerate innovation and discovery.”

Eugene Kolker, PhD
Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Head, Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Co-founder, OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
“The Kolker Lab at the Seattle Children's Research Institute uses approaches such as genome-wide gene, protein, and metabolite expression, complemented with mutagenesis, biochemical, and physiological experiments. Integration and analysis of these multivariate data will be implemented through comprehensive computations, including bioinformatics, statistics, and mathematical modeling. The deeper knowledge of cellular behavior and responses will enable the researches at the Kolker Lab to develop improvements to human health and address environmental concerns.”

Lennart Martens
Head, Computational Omics and Systems Biology (CompOmics) Group, VIB, Belgium
Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
"The Martens lab focuses on the analysis of large scale omics data, with a special interest in the re-analysis of publicly available data sets. The group has a long-standing expertise in data management, data standardization, and data mining, but is equally dedicated to providing freely available, production-grade, end-user oriented enabling tools that squarely put the power to (re-)analyze data using state-of-the-art algorithms in the hands of every interested individual."

Vural Ozdemir, MD, PhD, DABCP
Associate Professor, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Editor-in-Chief, OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
“Located within the McGill University/Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) is at the crossroads of the legal, medical and public policy fields. The CGP promotes prospective structuring and guidance for both research in genomic health sciences and its applications.
Within a multidisciplinary perspective and in collaboration with national and international partners, the CGP analyzes the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing multiple aspects of the promotion, prevention and protection of human health. “