Michael Hucka: Background

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

I co-developed and led to prominence the most widely-used format for exchanging computational models in systems biology, SBML (the Systems Biology Markup Language). I also co-founded BioModels.net, the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN), the Systems Biology Ontology (SBO), and helped start BioModels Database. To help better coordinate and support community standards in computational biology, I co-founded COMBINE (the Computational Modeling in Biology Network). I'm fortunate to be working with a superb team of computational scientists, as well as sensational international collaborators.

More recently, I have been working on improved methods for finding software, as well as better systems for preserving and archiving scientific research.

Earlier in my career, my research spanned computational neuroscience, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. This work included co-development of 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