Director & Executive Advisory Committee
Claudia Neuhauser, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Director for Research Computing, OVPR
HHMI and Distinguished McKnight Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
Dr. Neuhauser was named director of Research Computing, a unit in OVPR, in October 2015, and associate vice president for research in June 2016. In her role as director of research computing, she oversees the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) and the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII). In June 2016, U Spatial was added to the portfolio of Research Computing.
Prior to this role, Dr. Neuhauser served as director of the UMII starting in January 2014, and interim director of the MSI starting in April 2015. She has been the director of Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology graduate program since 2008. Between 2008 and 2013, she served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR). Prior to moving to UMR, she was professor and head in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. She received her Diplom in mathematics from the Universität Heidelberg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University.
Dr. Neuhauser’s research is at the interface of mathematics and biology, and has ranged from studying the effect of competition on the spatial structure of competitors to the effect of symbionts on the spatial distribution of their hosts or the effect of virotherapy on clusters of cancer cells. Currently, her research is primarily in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology where she is developing statistical methods ranging from detecting genomic signatures of cancer and other complex diseases in next-generation sequencing data to building dynamic protein-protein networks based on flow cytometry data. She has a strong interest in furthering the quantitative training of biology undergraduate students, which has resulted in a textbook on Calculus for Biology and Medicine.
Executive Advisory Committee
- Bruce Blazar, Associate Vice President of the AHC; Director of the CTSA; Regents Professor of Pediatrics
- John Connett, Professor, Division of Biostatistics
- Connie Delaney, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing
- Brooks Jackson, Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School; Professor of Pathology
- Daniel Garry, Professor of Medicine; St. Jude Medical Endowed Chair in Cardiology; Director, Lillehei Heart Institute; Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine
- Josh Hamilton, Dean of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Duluth
- Allen Levine, Interim Vice President for Research
- Vipin Kumar, William Norris Professor; Computer Science and Engineering Department
- Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of Geography
- Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian, University Libraries, and McKnight Presidential Professor
- Steven Ruggles, Regents Professor of History and Director of the Minnesota Population Center
- Bernard Gulacheck, Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
- Douglas Yee, Director of the Masonic Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology