Somalee Datta

Somalee Datta

Somalee Datta

Director of Research IT

About

Somalee is a computational physicist by training, a biotechnologist by profession and a data analyst by the way of passion. She believes that with the explosion of data in healthcare and with new methods to analyze such large amounts of data, we will see massive changes in how human diseases are addressed via novel drugs, large scale genomics, wearable sensors, and software to tie it all together. She wants to drive part of this revolution.


Bringing scientists to data to accelerate discoveries and improve human health

Data sharing is fraught with privacy concerns in the biomedical domain. How do we develop insights if data silos are our reality? Stanford is undertaking a “data commons on steroids” approach with a goal to “free the scientist” and make insight sharing possible across the data silos.