Gil Alterovitz Ph.D. - Faculty

Assistant Professor


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 National Defense 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 Temporal 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 Prof. C.W. 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 CBC radio, a national TV special, and Canada’s Maclean’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 Engineering.


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 proteomics. 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).


Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Research Affiliate, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Member, Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine

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