ORLY ALTER portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Genetics
  • Utah Science, Technology, and Research (USTAR) Associate Professor, Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute
  • Investigator, and Member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)
  • Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Eigengene, Inc.
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Professional Service

  • Invited Member, Program Committee. “6th National Cancer Institute (NCI) Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop,“ Supercomputing 2020 (SC20) Virtual. 11/2020 - 11/2020
  • Invited Co-Organizer, Virtual Symposium. Decade of the Physical Sciences in Oncology Network (PS-ON) at the NCI Virtual Symposium. 09/2020 - 09/2020
  • Invited Co-Chair and Co-Organizer. Educational Session, “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Research to the Cancer Clinic,“ 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II; https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/9045/session/250. 06/2019 - 04/2020
  • Invited Co-Organizer, Symposium. NCI Physical Sciences in Oncology (Minneapolis, MN). 09/2019 - 09/2019
  • Appointed Co-Chair. Steering Committee, PS-ON, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH; https://physics.cancer.gov/network/. 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology,“ NCI, NIH. 11/2018 - 11/2018
  • Invited Panelist. International Conference Panel, “Physical Sciences in Oncology,“ 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA). 10/2018 - 10/2018
  • Invited Organizer. Three-Session Minisymposium, “Discovery from Data,“ 2018 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (Hong Kong, China); https://alterlab.org/announcements/Ponnapalli_Alter_SIAM-ALA_2018_Discovery_from_Data_Minisymposium.pdf. 05/2018 - 05/2018
  • Invited Mentor. International High-Performance Computing (HPC) Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Boulder, Colorado). 06/2017 - 06/2017
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology,“ NCI, NIH. 03/2017 - 03/2017
  • Invited Panelist. International Association Panel, “Provocative Questions for Medical Physics in Oncology,“ American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (Boston, MA). 10/2016 - 10/2016
  • Invited Mentor. International HPC Summer School 2016 on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Ljubljana, Slovenia). 06/2016 - 06/2016
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “Genomic Data Analysis Network,” NCI, NIH. 06/2016 - 06/2016
  • Appointed Member. Steering Committee, Physical Sciences in Oncology Network (PS-ON), National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH; https://physics.cancer.gov/network/. 09/2015 - present
  • Invited Mentor. International HPC Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Toronto, Canada). 06/2015 - 06/2015
  • Invited Co-Organizer and Panelist. International Conference Panel, “Translational Bioinformatics,” 5th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB) (Newport Beach, CA); https://cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2014/panel.html. 09/2014 - 09/2014
  • Invited Organizer. Three-Session Minisymposium, “Discovery from Data”: ”I. Mathematical Patterns in Nature;” http://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=18977 “II. Cancer Genomic Signals and Systems;” http://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=18981 and “III. Decompositions for Big Data Applications;” http://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=18983 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL). 07/2014 - 07/2014
  • Invited Mentor. International HPC Summer School 2014 on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences (Budapest, Hungary). 06/2014 - 06/2014
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “National Centers for Systems Biology,“ National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH. 03/2014 - 03/2014
  • Invited Chair and Organizer. Track, “Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Biology,” 2013 BMES Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA); https://alterlab.org/announcements/Alter_BMES_2013_Bioinformatics,_Computational_and_Systems_Biology_Platform_Sessions.pdf. 09/2013 - 09/2013
  • Invited Participant. NSF/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Connections 2013 Symposium (Washington, DC). 07/2013 - 07/2013
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “National Centers for Systems Biology,“ NIGMS, NIH. 03/2013 - 03/2013
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “National Centers for Systems Biology,“ NIGMS, NIH. 04/2012 - 04/2012
  • Invited International Reviewer. Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israel. 04/2011 - present
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panel, “National Centers for Systems Biology,“ NIGMS, NIH. 03/2011 - 03/2011
  • Invited Participant. Workshop, “Future Directions in Tensor-Based Computation and Modeling,“ NSF. 02/2009 - 02/2009
  • Invited Participant. Planning Meeting, “The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Data Portal,“ National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH. 01/2008 - 01/2008
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panels, e.g., Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award Panel and Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) Panel, NSF. 12/2007 - present
  • Appointed Member. Scientific Review Panels, e.g., “Genomes to Life,” DOE. 04/2005 - present
  • Invited International Reviewer. Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium. 02/2005 - present
  • Invited Participant. Planning Meeting, “A Vision for the Future of Genomics Research,” NHGRI, NIH; https://genome.gov/11006874/vision-acknowledgements. 12/2001 - 12/2001

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), NSF; http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0847173. 08/2009
  • 2005 Linear Algebra and its Applications (LAA) Lecture, International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS); http://www.math.technion.ac.il/iic/IMAGE/IMAGES/image35.pdf. 06/2005
  • Individual Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH. 04/2000
  • Sloan Foundation/DOE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Molecular Biology. 09/1999
  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics (DAMOP) Award Finalist, American Physical Society (APS); https://alterlab.org/in_the_news/Ripin_APS_News_1998_Feature.pdf. 04/1998

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