Rick Stevens

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.