Understanding the data is the key to providing the right treatment. Because of two scientific revolutions, today we have an unprecedented opportunity to understand health data to transform patient care. They are the genomic revolution that makes the collection of genetic data from millions of patients feasible and the big data revolution which is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence. It's UCLA's responsibility to take advantage of this opportunity.
The Department of Computational Medicine was previously named the Department of Biomathematics which has a rich and long history in mathematical and computational biology including a graduate program approaching its 40th year. Professor Eleazar Eskin is the Department Chair.