The former director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has joined Arizona State University as director of computational sciences and informatics in the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative.
Kenneth H. Buetow, a human geneticist, will be full professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The initiative was established to leverage the university’s interdisciplinary research strengths on complex global challenges where an integrated cross-disciplinary effort is necessary.
At NCI, Buetow designed and built one of the largest biomedical computing efforts in the world, and was responsible for coordinating biomedical informatics and information. The center he led focused on speeding scientific discovery and facilitated translational research by coordinating, developing and deploying biomedical informatics systems, infrastructure, tools and data in support of NCI research initiatives.