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Benjamin Cordier

    • 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 the application of quantum algorithms to computational problem in biology. Broad research interests include cancer genomics, quantum algorithms, machine learning, computational complexity, open source software, and scientific reproducibility. 

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Areas of interest

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

Education

  • B.A., Whittier College, Whittier California United States 2011
  • M.S., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon United States 2017
  • Fellowship:

    • NIEHS Pre-Doctoral Fellow

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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