Advisory Board

Russell W. Hanson, M.S.

Russell W. Hanson, M.S. is Research Associate at Harvard University/Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
From 1999 to 2003 Russell studied in Portland, Oregon at Reed College, completing a bachelor’s degree in Physics with the thesis Fast fourier transform analysis of DNA sequences. In 2005 he earned his M.S. in Biology from Georgia Tech and his Ph.D. studies were in Chemistry at Boston University. His research interests are varied and span machine learning and statistical learning theory, neuroinformatics and connectomics, chemical engineering, biophysical and medicinal chemistry, cancer and cancer biology, quantitative finance, algorithmic trading and technology, synthetic biology and computational biology, quantum computation and information, natural language processing, and mathematical logic and recursion theory.
Past academic appointments include Harvard, MIT, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Technical University of Berlin. An entrepreneur and businessman, in 2008 he founded a collaborative website for scientists and researchers, cofounded a web annotation and recommendation engine company, founded Reducible Systems, a quantitative consulting company, and in 2009 cofounded a word tag cloud-based information browsing/search system.
Russell serves as Chairman of the Committee on Advanced Technology with the US national nonprofit The Cure Is Now. He consults regularly with innovative companies with a variety of needs.
Russell coauthored In silico prediction of tumor antigens derived from functional missense mutations of the cancer gene census and Gold-core nanoparticles for non-invasive tracking of neuroreceptor distributions.
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