As BIDS Chief Research Officer, Jonathan Dugan directed BIDS' efforts to solve research issues, working with the Berkeley research community to empower faculty and researchers to develop missing areas of the data science environment (tools, methods, systems, workflows, etc.), and secure the resources to fund them. He helped to promote successes, fund new work, and find practical solutions that brought together the best faculty, postdocs, students, and staff to solve immediate challenges for our research and education efforts.
Jonathan had focused his career to date on the promotion of science, education and open culture. His work in both nonprofit and for-profit businesses included consulting, business management, entrepreneurship, web services and software development, community engagement, and biomedical informatics systems. He completed his PhD from Stanford in 2002 in biomedical informatics, where he developed nonlinear mathematical simulations for protein structure modeling. His research interests include citations, data sharing, software development, community engagement, identity and reputation systems, and applying machine learning techniques to solve research questions.