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Benjamin Cordier

  • NLM/NIEHS Pre-doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


Ben Cordier is a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) pre-doctoral fellow and PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU. He received a BA in psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, from Whittier College in 2011 and an MS in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology from Oregon Health & Science University in 2017. Prior to coming to OHSU, Ben worked as a software developer creating immersive data visualizations, websites, games, and other forms of interactive media for the Web.

His current research projects include the application of quantum algorithms to computational problems in biomedicine. Broad research interests include cancer genomics, quantum algorithms, quantum simulation, machine learning, computational complexity, open source software, and scientific reproducibility. 

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.A., 2011, Whittier College
    • M.S., 2017, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship

    • NLM/NIEHS Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Areas of interest

  • cancer genomics
  • quantum computation
  • machine learning
  • computational complexity
  • open source software
  • scientific reproducibility

Honors and awards

  • Best Open Mic Presentation, NLM Informatics Training Conference 2018
  • Student Design Challenge Finalist, AMIA 2015
  • AWWWARDS Honorable Mention, Site of The Day
  • 2011 Whittier Psi Chi Review Excellence Award: For Excellence in Research & Writing
  • John Greenleaf Whittier Academic Merit Award (2007 - 2011)



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