Susan Holmes, PhD
Professor, Statistics, Stanford
Trained in the French school of Data Analysis in Montpellier, Susan Holmes has been working in non parametric multivariate statistics applied to Biology since 1985. She has taught at MIT, Harvard and was an Associate Professor of Biometry at Cornell before moving to Stanford in 1998. She teaches the Thinking Matters class: Breaking Codes and Finding patterns and likes working on big messy data sets, mostly from the areas of Immunology, Cancer Biology and Microbial Ecology. Her current interests concentrate around the combination and visualization of multiple sources of heterogeneous data in the study of the Human Microbiome.