David is an Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, where he is Director of Data Science Academic Programs, overseeing over 500 graduate students in data science. He leads the Integrative Data Science laboratory, and is Founder and President of Data2Discovery Inc. His research interests include integrative data science - data science that brings together heterogeneous data sources and skill sets to tackle complex problems; data science for healthcare; cheminformatics; network chemical biology; informatics in disasters and emergency response; and data privacy and security. He completed a B.Sc. in Computing Science at Aston University, Birmingham, England in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Computational Drug Discovery at Sheffield University, England in 1994. He worked for several years in scientific computing in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2004, he moved into Academia to form new academic research and educational programs at Indiana University. He has approximately 100 research publications, and is a founding editor of the Journal of Cheminformatics. He has been PI or CoPI on $4m in research funding.
Currently, David is Director of Data Science Strategic Initiatives and leads the Integrative Data Science Lab at Indiana University. He continues as President of Data2Discovery Inc, and heads the leading-edge, D2D Innovation Labs.