Global Conference 2015
Director, Institute of Computational Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Atul Butte is director of the new Institute of Computational Health Sciences and a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the principal investigator of ImmPort, an archival and dissemination repository for clinical and molecular data sets funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Butte is a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis, Carmenta and NuMedii. Early in his career, he worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft. In 2013, the White House recognized Butte as an Open Science Champion of Change. Other recent honors include the 2014 E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics and, in 2013, induction into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Butte trained in computer science at Brown University and in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital. He holds an M.D. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.