Tim Clark is a researcher in biomedical informatics with over seventeen years of experience in the field. He is Director of Informatics at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease; an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School; and a Senior Advisor and Core Member of the Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing, where he served as Founding Director of Research Programs in 2006-2007. He is also a Founding Editorial Board member of the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics.
Before coming to Harvard, Tim was Vice President of Informatics at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where his team built one of the first integrated bio- and chemi-informatics software platforms in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career in life science informatics at the NCBI/NIH, where he led the database development team for NCBI GenBank.
Tim's core research group is based in the Neurology Research Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where it works in the areas of neuroinformatics, semantic web, and social computing.
Sudeshna Das holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Boston University. She has worked in bioinformatics and computational biology for over 10 years. As a graduate student, she developed novel methods for protein domain and function identification using graph-theoretic approaches and prior based profiles. After graduate school, she worked at a leading biopharmaceutical company directing computational and software development projects. There she and her colleagues developed novel approaches for statistical analysis of drug-discovery and pre-clinical data. Her research interests include design of interoperable bioinformatics databases and tools, along with analysis of complex biomedical data using statistical (particularly non-parametric) and data-mining techniques. She also has wide experience in developing large-scale software for drug discovery and development. Currently, she is collaborating with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to develop a reusable collaboration framework for scientific communities.
Paolo Ciccarese is Instructor at the Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Neurology at the Mass General Hospital. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and he started his career as freelance consultant in knowledge management software development. Soon after, Paolo received a PhD in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics from the University of Pavia, Italy, where he was also a teaching assistant for five years in courses on the subjects of artificial intelligence in medicine and object orientation programming. After completing his PhD, he became a research fellow in neurology at the Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School as well as a research fellow in medical informatics at the University of Pavia.
Paolo matured a eight year experience in formal representation of computerized clinical practice guidelines. He designed and co-developed a guideline based decision support system named Guide, which combines guideline decision support with the power of clinical workflow management systems. Guide has been implemented for patients suffering from heart failure and several types of cancers. He has been involved in the design and development of data/knowledge management systems for rare pathologies and, in particular, in the first architectural design of the Italian Network for Amyloidosys, which comprehends an electronic patient record shared across the hospitals belonging to the network.
Paolo co-developed the rdf visualizer Welkin for the SIMILE project and founded the JDPF (Java Data Processing Framework) project, a modular and extendable open source infrastructure for processing big quantities of heterogeneus data.
Marco Ocana is a senior Java, AJAX and semantic web software architect for bioinformatics applications, with eleven years bioinformatics and cheminformatics experience and almost twenty years total in software engineering.
In addition to leading SWAN architecture development he has led and participated in other significant projects at: Massachusetts General Hospital, Sention Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec Inc., and Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
Marco holds an MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Stéphane Corlosquet has been the driving force in getting Semantic Web capabilities into Drupal 7. His work in making RDF and RDFa part of Drupal core's DNA is a natural extension of his leading work bringing Semantic Web technologies to Drupal in the contributed code space, such as with the RDF CCK, evoc, and Neologism modules.
Stéphane started out as a fledgling Electronic Engineer. His interests soon diverted to Web Development and his love of open source solutions led him inevitably to Drupal and the community therein 2 years ago. He is member of the security team and the documentation team.
Stéphane is completed his master's degree in Semantic Web at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway. He has been working in the field of IT and web development since 2003.
Nicholas Maloney is a software developer at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND). Nick has over a decade of experience developing and managing software projects in finance, higher-ed and health care. His primary area of expertise is leveraging open source technologies such as Drupal to solve complex content management needs. Nick earned his BS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.