Discovery Informatics

Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

The Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (CHIBI) was launched in November 2008 with the mission to catalyze transformative changes in biomedicine through breakthrough computational methodological research, best practices services, state of the art infrastructure, and cutting-edge education. CHIBI works closely with the IT Department, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Cancer Center, several clinical and research departments divisions and units, several Research Institutes and Centers of Excellence, the Medical Library, our colleagues in the Courant Institute and the main campus. CHIBI, through its Bio Medical Informatics (BMI) and Best Practices Integrated Informatics Consulting and Collaborative Science (BPIC) Programs offers direct support for Discovery Informatics through the following resources:       

  • 14 core Informatics experts and 30 affiliate Informatics faculty in cutting edge informatics areas provide consultation, support and collaboration in the following cutting edge informatics areas (details provided below).
  • Significant impact (75,000 registered accounts of core BMIP/CHIBI faculty new methods and related software in 120 countries with 1,000,000+ annual uses, spanning academia and the industry).
  • Next generation DNA sequencing and microarray informatics
  • In-house High Performance Computing Facility with 2PB of scalable storage and 1200+ compute nodes, additional specialized equipment, plus access to a range of leadership class machines when needed.
  • Big data analytics and modeling to support research and the learning healthcare system
  • Translational bioinformatics methods labs including:
    • Molecular Profiles Lab
    • Computational Proteomics Lab
    • Evidence-Based Medicine and Information Retrieval Lab
    • Microbiomics Informatics Lab
    • Computational Causal Discovery Lab
    • Cancer Genomics Informatics Lab
    • NG Sequencing Informatics Lab and GTC Bioinformatics Team
    • Clinical Genomics Bioinformatics Lab
    • High Performance Computing Methods Lab
    • Computational Causal Discovery Lab
    • Natural Language Processing (NLP) Lab