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ISCB Innovator Award Keynote

William Stafford Noble

William Stafford Noble

Department of Genome Sciences; Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, United States

Presentation Title: TBA
Time: Monday, July 22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: San Francisco

The ISCB Innovator Award, which is given to a leading scientist who is within a decade and half of receiving her or his PhD degree, and has consistently made outstanding contributions to the field and continues to forge new directions. William Stafford Noble the 2019 winner of the ISCB Innovator Award.


William Stafford Noble received the Ph.D. in computer science and cognitive science from UC San Diego in 1998. After a one-year postdoc with David Haussler at UC Santa Cruz, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. In 2002, he joined the faculty of the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. His research group develops and applies statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling and understanding biological processes at the molecular level. Noble is a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology and currently chairs the NIH Biodata Management and Analysis Study section. He is the author of >230 peer reviewed publications and has advised 21 postdoctoral fellows and 15 graduate students, including current faculty members at Columbia, UCLA, UC Irvine, University of Delaware, Colorado State University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and others.