Richard Simon, DSc

Biometric Research Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD, USA

Dr. Richard Simon retired in July 2017 from the National Cancer Institute as Director of the Biometric Research Program and Chief of the Computational and Systems Biology Branch. He holds a doctorate in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He has published extensively on the methodology of clinical trials and the analysis of high dimensional genomic data including three books on genomic data analysis and biomarker driven clinical trial design. He is the architect of the widely used BRB-ArrayTools and BRB SeqTools software packages. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the recipient of the 2013 Karl Peace award “for contributions that have played a pivotal role in bridging the gap among statistics, clinical research, and translational medicine to improve human health”. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Marvin Zelen award for leadership in Statistical Science from the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University.