Jonathan Dugan

Chief Research Officer, Berkeley Institute for Data Science

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Jonathan Dugan

Jonathan Dugan, Chief Research Officer, has focused his career on the promotion of science, education and open culture. His work in both nonprofit and for-profit businesses includes consulting, business management, entrepreneurship, web services and software development, community engagement, and biomedical informatics systems.

Jonathan works 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. To accomplish this, he directs our efforts to solve research issues facing the emerging field of data science. He helps us promote our successes, fund our work, and find practical solutions that bring together the best faculty, postdocs, students, and staff to solve immediate challenges for our research and education efforts.

Jonathan completed his PhD from Stanford in 2002 in biomedical informatics, where he developed nonlinear mathematical simulations for protein structure modeling. His current research interests include citations, data sharing, software development, community engagement, identity and reputation systems, and applying machine learning techniques to solve research questions.