IBM Case Study on Jefferson and Data
Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD, is the founding director of Jefferson’s Computational Medicine Center and a pioneer in the field of high-performance computing and machine-aged pattern recognition. Now, he is at the forefront of molecular genomic and bioinformatics, where he is creating new ways of looking at the building blocks of life and disease.
In particular, his pathbreaking work on noncoding RNA, tiny fragments of genetic information, has opened a whole new approach to diagnosing—and eventually treating—cancer. This article gets inside his head to better understand how he thinks about his work and tackles problems that leave many experts stumped.