Professor and Director
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Georges Grinstein is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was head of its Bioinformatics Program, Director of its Institute for Visualization and Perception Research, and now Chief Scientific Officer of Weave Visual Analytics where he focuses on the continuing evolution of the Weave open source platform. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1978. He has over 40 years in academia with extensive consulting, over 300 research grants, products in use nationally and internationally, several patents, numerous publications in journals and conferences, a book on interactive data visualization, founded several companies, been the organizer or chair of national and international conferences and workshops in Computer Graphics, in Visualization, and in Data Mining. He has given numerous keynotes and mentored over 40 doctoral students and hundreds of graduate students. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals in Computer Graphics and Data Mining, a member of ANSI and ISO, a NATO Expert, and a technology consultant for various government agencies and commercial organizations.
Dr. Grinstein’s research interests are centered around visual analytics and include modeling, visualization and data science, all focused on applications to large, complex, heterogeneous and diverse data sets, especially those in the biomedical area.