Michael Hucka: Background

My current work focuses on developing software standards and infrastructure for scientific domains.

I co-developed and led to prominence today's most widely-used format for representing computational models in systems biology, the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML). I also co-founded BioModels.net, the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN), the Systems Biology Ontology (SBO), and was instrumental in the early development of BioModels Database. Most recently, I co-founded COMBINE (the Computational Modeling in Biology Network) and HARMONY (the Hackathon on Resources for Modeling in Biology).

I'm fortunate be working with a superb team of computational scientists, as well as sensational international collaborators, all of whom are committed to the goal of improving interoperability between software and models in systems biology.

Prior to working on systems biology standards and software, my research spanned computational neuroscience, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. This work included co-developing the first version of NeuroML, maintenance (for a time) of the GENESIS simulation system, research in cognitive science in the group of Stephen Kaplan, and research in the group of John Laird on applying the Soar cognitive architecture to robotics.

When not sitting in front of a computer or spending time with family and friends, I enjoy photography, skiing, and scuba diving.

Postal address:
   Michael Hucka
   California Institute of Technology
   Computing and Mathematical Sciences, MC 305-16
   1200 E. California Blvd.
   Pasadena, CA 91125, USA