|Name Jill Mesirov|
Jill P. Mesirov is an American mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist was the associate director and chief informatics officer at the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Boston University.
Mesirov did her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a doctorate in mathematics from Brandeis University in 1974, under the supervision of Richard Palais.
Research and career
Her research concerns high-performance computing. Effective July 1, 2015, she has been appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center.
She has worked at the University of California, Berkeley, the American Mathematical Society, Thinking Machines Corporation, and IBM before joining the Whitehead Institute of MIT in 1997, which eventually became part of the Broad Institute. She was president of the Association for Women in Mathematics from 1989 to 1991.
Awards and honors
Mesirov became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1996. In 2012, she was elected an ISCB Fellow by the International Society for Computational Biology in 2012, and one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society.