Dr. Gil Alterovitz is at the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and
Children's Hospital Informatics Program
(CHIP). He is also affiliated with the
Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) and Harvard Medical School Partners' Center
for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG).
Gil Alterovitz's research interests involve development of novel,
interdisciplinary approaches that bridge engineering and medicine.
Specifically, he is involved in developing methods for studying biological
networks and signal processing within
He initiated the Proteomics and Cellular Network Engineering Grouplet. His work has been published or presented in more than two dozen places-
ranging from academic journals and books to international conferences
(see publications). He has
been invited to write the "Proteomics" section for the upcoming
Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (2006). He is
editor of the new text:
Systems Bioinformatics: An Engineering
Case-Based Approach (2007).
Gil Alterovitz has a special interest in spanning the engineering and
biological domains in his research and publications. As part of
his research, he also initiated collaborations with
Mathworks (makers of
He is active in research, initiating collaborative efforts, teaching, and
mentoring. In 2005, he co-directed
HST.480/6.092 (contact Gil
videos/course materials) with
Prof. M. Ramoni and
Prof. M. Kellis.
That year, he was
also an invited lecturer for graduate courses at Harvard Medical School,
MIT, and Boston University. He has served as a research mentor for students from several universities
including Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and
Recently, one of these mentored projects resulted in a national award for the student.
Gil Alterovitz earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at MIT. As a graduate student, he was awarded multiple fellowships,
including the Whitaker Graduate
Fellowship and the
Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. His PhD thesis focused on
Bayesian and signal processing methods with applications in
proteomics (Advisors: Prof. M. Ramoni, Prof. I. Kohane).
He obtained an S.M. degree at MIT in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where his thesis involved developing the
Patient State Characterization method for clinical monitoring
(Advisors: Prof. D.
Staelin, Prof. J. Philip).
A Fulbright winner, he spent a year in Canada (with the University of Toronto
as his host institution) where he worked with
Hogue on proteomics research as well as on studying US/Canada-related
issues. In 2001, he was selected as one of approximately 20
international delegates to the
Canada25 forum (to discuss healthcare/technology) covered by national
radio, a national TV special, and Canada's
Gil Alterovitz is a graduate from Carnegie
Mellon University with a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and
a minor in Biomedical
Gil Alterovitz has worked at Motorola (where he won the Motorola
Intellectual Property Award), at IBM, and as a consultant for several
national clients. Alterovitz has appeared or has been cited for
achievements in several national media outlets, including three separate
editions of USA Today.