My interests include scientific computing, preservation of data, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.
After beginning my career first in artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience, I shifted to systems biology in the late 1990s. I codeveloped the most widely-used format for exchanging computational models, SBML (the Systems Biology Markup Language), as well as MIRIAM (Minimal Information Requested in the Annotation of Models), BioModels.net, the Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN), the Systems Biology Ontology (SBO), and helped start BioModels Database. To help support community standards in computational biology, I co-founded COMBINE (the Computational Modeling in Biology Network). I've been fortunate to work with a superb team of computational scientists and international collaborators.
Recently, I joined the Caltech Digital Library Development group and have been working on ways to improve the preservation of knowledge and scientific data. Separately, I have also worked on systems for finding software.
Earlier in my career, I co-developed the first version of NeuroML, maintained (for a time) the GENESIS simulation system, worked on cognitive science in the group of Stephen Kaplan, and worked in the group of John Laird on applying the Soar cognitive architecture to robotics.
When not in front of a computer or spending time with family and friends, I enjoy photography, skiing, and scuba diving.
California Institute of Technology
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1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125, USA