Marinka Zitnik

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Computer Science
Stanford University
{ biomedical data science, machine learning, network science, genomics, data fusion }

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in Computer Science at Stanford University and work with Jure Leskovec and collaborate with biomedical research departments around the world. I am also a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub postdoctoral researcher.

My research aims to bridge the gap between computer science, biology, and medicine to create a new paradigm for biomedicine as well as to invent computational methods for large complex interconnected systems at all scales, from interactions of proteins in a cell to interactions between patients in society. My approach is to leverage data at all levels of the organization and the scale of billions of data points and develop new methods that combine rigorous statistical methodology, machine learning, and network science to achieve benefits from each.

I use my methods to address burning questions in biology and medicine that lead to highly impactful outcomes. Predictions made by my methods have helped uncover new biology, have generated highly accurate and actionable insights, and have led to discoveries in the wet laboratory experiments.

I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Ljubljana in 2015 while also researching at Imperial College London, University of Toronto, Baylor College of Medicine, and Stanford University. I obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2012.

I am excited to be named a Rising Star in EECS by MIT! I am honored to be one of the Next Generation in Biomedicine by The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT!

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