Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing
Director of Data Science Academic Programs
Director of the Integrative Data Science Laboratory
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Founder & Director
David completed a B.Sc. in Computing Science at Aston University, Birmingham in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Computational Drug Discovery at Sheffield University in 1994. He worked for several years in scientific computing in the pharmaceutical industry, before moving into academia in 2004 to form new academic research and educational programs at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He is Director of Data Science Academic Programs, which comprise online and residential degrees containing several hundred graduate students. He also leads the Integrative Data Science Laboratory, developing advanced data science technologies for healthcare, drug discovery, translational medicine and other applications. He co-founded and is CEO of Data2Discovery Inc., a data science company with a mission to transform healthcare through revolutionary data intelligence. David has around 100 research publications, mainly in the fields of cheminformatics and network chemical biology, and is co-editor of the Journal of Cheminformatics. He has been PI or CoPI on over $2m in research funding.
For up-to-date information on publications, see David's Google Scholar page.
David's current research interests include linked data in drug discovery and translational medicine, semantic technologies, cheminformatics, data science in healthcare, data science in emergency management and response, and societal aspects of data science including data ethics, privacy and "human-data interaction"
Opportunities for semantic and network methods in Phenotypic Drug Discovery