Over 110 students have graduated from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (25+ PhD, 50+ MS, 25+ Certificate). The diversity of careers available to DBMI alumnus is evident in their biographies. Many of our graduates are teaching and performing research in academic institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, and New York University while others have entered private industry with companies such as Cerner Corporation and Boston Scientific; some have positions in government agencies, such as the NIH and AHRQ, while others are at major medical centers, serving in roles such as Chief Medical Information Officer. We maintain a database of the career paths of our graduates. If you are an alumnus, please contact us if you would like to submit or update information!

Constantin Aliferis

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Biographical Info

  • Currently: Director of the Institute for Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Chief Research Informatics Office for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota
  • 1998: PhD in Intelligent Systems (Biomedical Informatics)
  • Publications (links to PubMed)
  • Personal statement: “Having Greg Cooper as an advisor and working on extremely novel computational causal discovery with Bayesian networks methodology shaped my research career. Climbing the hill to upper campus to see Bruce Buchanan was a metaphor; it was like going to see the wise sage on the top of the mountain. I also enjoyed being part of Greg’s remarkable collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ‘giants’ of computational causal discovery—Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, and their group. Besides the fantastic faculty and research projects at large, a lot of great students who subsequently highly distinguished themselves also were around, and interactions with them were inspiring and fun. It was an incredible time to be in Pittsburgh.”
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