Baldi, Pierre

Professor, Computer Science-Computing
director, Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics
Division: UCI
Phone: 949-824-5809
Fax: 949-824-4056
Research Layer: Interfaces & Software


Pierre Baldi is a Professor in the School of Information andComputer Science and the Department of Biological Chemistry at theUniversity of California, Irvine and the Director of the Institute forGenomics and Bioinformatics. Born and raised in Europe, he received hisPhD from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. From 1986 to1988 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, SanDiego. From 1988 to 1995 he held faculty and member of the technicalstaff positions at the California Institute of Technology and at the JetPropulsion Laboratory. He was CEO of a startup company from 1995 to 1999and joined UCI in 1999. He is the recipient of a 1993 Lew Allen Award atJPL and a Laurel Wilkening Faculty Innovation Award at UCI.

Dr. Baldihas written over 100 research articles and four books:Modeling the Internet and the Web--Probabilistic Methods and Algorithms,Wiley, (2003);DNA Microarrays and Gene Regulation--From Experiments to Data Analysisand Modeling, Cambridge University Press, (2002);The Shattered Self--The End of Evolution, MIT Press, (2001);Bioinformatics: the Machine Learning Approach, MIT Press, Second Edition(2001).His research focuses in AI, machine learning, and bioinformatics.

Research: Developing machine learning and other statistical methods for AI and large-scale data analysis, understanding and predicting protein structures, computationally screening and designing new drugs and chemical interactions, modeling and understanding metabolic, signaling, and regulatory networks (systems biology), building a computer GO player, understanding genome evolution, analyzing and designing communication networks (Internet, Ultra Wide Band Radio).