Hi! I’m Alex Sigaras

Senior Reseach Associate in Computational Biomedicine

About

Brief Summary

Alex, is a Senior Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. He develops software solutions for the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and Institute for Computational Biomedicine with projects spanning over healthcare system design, LIMS and pipeline design for computational genomic analysis. His research interest focuses on data visualization and interaction of healthcare and genomic data using new emerging technologies including augmented and virtual reality such as HoloLens, Oculus Rift and Google Glass.

A Fulbright scholar recipient, Alex earned his masters in Computer Science from Columbia University. While at Columbia, Alex worked as a researcher at Prof. Allen’s Robotics Lab focusing on medical robotics for surgery and brain computer interfaces.

As an undergrad, Alex gave numerous invited talks on his research to universities and conferences including the prime minister of Greece and chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates. Parallel to his studies, Alex worked at Microsoft’s education division helping universities transition to the cloud and as a technical editor in a computer magazine.

Honors & Awards

2012 Fulbright Scholar U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Jul 2012 Language Champion Award Microsoft
2012 Triantafyllou Grant
Mar 2009 Honorary Scholar Hellenic American University

Experience

May 2017 - Current Senior Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Apr 2015 - May 2017 Research Associate in Computational Biomedicine Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015 Programmer Analyst Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014 Graduate Researcher Columbia University
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant Columbia University
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012 Internal Sales Education Specialist Microsoft
Oct 2006 - Dec 2011 Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft
Nov 2006 - Feb 2009 Editor in RAM & Hacker Magazine 4pi Special Publications

 Language skills

English
Greek
French

Education

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 Columbia University - Columbia Business School Cross Registration in MBA program, Launching New Ventures, 4.00 / 4.00
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013 Columbia University - Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Master of Science (MS), Computer Science – Thesis Research Track, 3.851 / 4.00
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 Columbia University in the City of New York Summer Sessions, Computer Science
Oct 2005 - Oct 2011 University of Piraeus Bachelor of Science (BS), Informatics, 8.50 / 10.00, (Salutatorian | Summa Cum Laude – Arista)

Certifications

Dec 2015 MS: Microsoft Specialist | License Number: F488-1923 Microsoft
April 2012 MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional | License Number: F154-2948 Microsoft
October 2010 TS: Windows 7, Configuring‎ | License Number: B079-4131 Microsoft
June 2007 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client | License Number: B079-4125 Microsoft

Publications

June 2017 Next-Generation Rapid Autopsies Enable Tumor Evolution Tracking and Generation of Preclinical Models JCO Precision Oncology 2017 :1, 1-13
Aug 2015 Precision cancer medicine program for whole-exome sequencing of metastatic tumors reveals biomarkers of response Cancer Research 75 (15 Supplement), 4745-4745
Jul 2015 Whole-Exome Sequencing of Metastatic Cancer and Biomarkers of Treatment Response AMA Oncol. 2015;1(4):466-474. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.1313
May 2015 Integrative Clinical Genomics of Advanced Prostate Cancer CELL 161(5):1215-1228
Sep 2014 Surgical Structured Light for 3D minimally invasive surgical imaging IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2014

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