Dr. Tsirigos is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories at the NYU School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Courant Institute of New York University in January 2006, and his B.S. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1998. Dr. Tsirigos has more than 15 years experience in genomics and machine learning at NYU and IBM Research. His research focus is primarily in cancer epigenetics and AI-based diagnostics for cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases. In pioneering studies, Dr. Tsirigos and his collaborators have elucidated the role of epigenetic modulators and non-coding RNAs in acute leukemia. He has 56 publications in highly ranked international peer-reviewed journals and more than 5000 citations, (h-index=33; i10-index=45).