Big Data Symposium

Submitted by Eugenia Giannopoulou

Big Data 2019

President Hotzler with Professor Giannopoulou and Jeffrey Staples (Regeneron) Photo: Eugenia Giannopoulou

The first Biomedical Big Data student symposium took place on Friday, February 15th 2019 in the new academic complex (A105), from 9.30am to 4pm.

Nicola Robine (NY Genome Center) Photo: Eugenia Giannopoulou

Big Data 2019

Alex Sigaras (Weill-Cornell) Photo: Eugenia Giannopoulou

We hosted faculty and researchers from NYC medical research institutions and made the event open to the CUNY community. Our invited speakers were:

  • Jeffrey Staples, Manager Analysis R&D at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Nicola Robine, Assistant Director, Computational Biology, New York Genome Center
  • Alex Sigaras, Senior Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Yiye Zhang, Assistant Professor in Health Informatics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Big Data 2019

Professor Giannopoulou and Princesca Dorsaint Photo: Eugenia Giannopoulou

The eight BIB students and trainees of the NIH program “Big Data in Biomedical Informatics” also presented their research performed during their internships at Weill Cornell Medicine. The students were given the opportunity to present their work in a realistic conference-like setting that contributed to their professional development. The symposium had 35 attendees, including Dean Vazquez-Poritz and President Hotzler. Learn more about the Big Data in Biomedical Informatics program at The program of the symposium is available at

Big Data

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