Mark Musen, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Stanford

Mark leads the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) at Stanford. With more than 30 years of professional experience in the areas of biomedical informatics, intelligent systems, clinical decision-support, and human–computer interaction, he is well known for work on the development of knowledge-editing systems, automation of guideline-based care, task-specific software architecture, and biomedical ontology. He has served as the principal investigator of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) and currently serves as principal investigator of the Center for Extended Data Annotation and Retrieval. Mark is also principal investigator of the Protégé project, which develops the most widely used system for creating and editing ontologies for biomedical applications, the Semantic Web, and other purposes. He is heavily involved in work to develop metadata standards in biomedicine and methods for annotating, cataloging, and archiving biomedical data.