Professor of Computer Science
The University of Chicago
Associate Laboratory Director, CELS
Senior Fellow, CI
Executive Advisory Committee Member and Senior Fellow, IGSB
Argonne National Laboratory
Rick Stevens has been a professor at the University of Chicago since 1999, and an Associate Laboratory Director at Argonne National Laboratory since 2004. He is internationally known for work in high-performance computing, collaboration and visualization technology, and for building computational tools and web infrastructures to support large-scale genome and metagenome analysis for basic science and infectious disease research.
Stevens is currently the principle investigator of three large-scale projects: the NIH/NIAID supported PATRIC Bioinformatics Resource Center which is developing comparative analysis tools for infectious disease research; the Exascale Deep Learning and Simulation Enabled Precision Medicine for Cancer project through the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) which focuses on building a scalable deep neural network code called CANDLE to address three top challenges of the National Cancer Institute; and pilot 1 of the DOE-NCI Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer project (JDACS4C), part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative, which focuses on pre-clinical screening aimed at building machine learning models for cancer drug response to improve the range of therapies available to patients.