Constantin F. Aliferis, MD, PhD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
2007
Vanderbilt University

Currently: NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

Biography and photograph when elected: 

Dr. Aliferis received his undergraduate and MD degrees from Athens University in Greece, and a Masters and PhD in Intelligent Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a research associate in epidemiology at the University of Athens, and since 2000 has been on the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, where he serves as director of the Discovery Systems Laboratory. Dr. Aliferis has published extensively on the application of machine learning methods to various classes of data, ranging from development of class prediction methods that use gene expression and proteomic data for cancer diagnosis, to automated methods for assessing the quality of the published literature and whether medical websites contain quackery. His nomination to the College notes that he is a superb teacher, and his students have won many awards at AMIA and IMIA conferences. His election to the College recognizes these sustained achievements.