Alexandros Sigaras

Alex, is an Assistant Professor of Research in Physiology and Biophysics 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.