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Julio C. Facelli, Ph.D., FACMI

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Academic Information

Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Professor

Academic Office Information

julio.facelli@utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Environmental Health Informatics
  • Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) of Pharmaceutical Drugs
  • Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Big Data Applications to Biomedical Informatics
  • Protein Structure Prediction to Understand Variant Pathogenicity

Dr. Facelli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and attended the University of Buenos Aires where he got his Ph.D in physics in 1982. In 1983 he did post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona and the following year he joined the University of Utah. At the University of Utah he was the Director of the Center for High Performance Computing from 1995 to 2013 and he is currently, Distinguish Professor, Vice Chair for Faculty and Director of Graduate Student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Physics and member of the Utah Nano Science Institute. For the academic year 2019-20 he was President of the University of Utah Academic Senate. He has been involved in numerous computing and network related research projects and served in many University and national committees dealing with information technology and computational sciences. He has extensive expertise in computational sciences, parallel and distributed computing and advance network applications. He is co-author of more than 250 international peer review publications and served as Chair of the Coalition for Scientific Computing (CASC, https://casc.org/) during 2003 and 2004. In 2012 and 2019 he received the Reed Gardener Award on Faculty Excellence from the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2014 and elected a Fellow of the Academy of Science Health Educators in 2017. His current research interests are in advance computing applications in biomedical sciences. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, DOD and DOE. He served as reviewer for numerous international publications and funding agencies and has participated in advisory panels at NSF and NIH. He taught classes in Physics, Chemistry, Computational Sciences, Telecommunications and Medicine.


For more information regarding Dr. Julio C. Facelli, please visit his web page for his publications use OCID:0000-0003-1449-477X

Research Statement

Facelli’s research interests are centered in the application of advance computing techniques to solve important problems in the biomedical domain. The projects in his research group use similar computational infrastructure and tools to maximize the synergy among projects, benefiting the students, post docs and faculty in the group who are exposed to a variety of biomedical problems that are addressed by a common set of computational approaches. The principal research projects currently underway in his group are:

Environmental Health Informatics

Big Data Applications to Biomedical Informatics

Protein Structure Prediction to Understand Variant Pathogenicity

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) of Pharmaceutical Drugs

Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Buenos Aires
Physics
Ph.D.
Undergraduate University of Buenos Aires
Physics
Licenciado

Global Impact

Service

Date Role Description Country
08/22/2018 Program Committee Member 2018 International Workshop on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI). Global
01/01/2018 Program Committee Member CBMS 2018 (IEEE Computer-Based Medical Systems 2018), Global
01/05/2017 Program Committee Member IEEE CBMS 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22 - 24 June 2017 Global