Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
As all aspects of science and society become increasingly information intensive, the need to understand, create, and apply new methods for modeling, managing, and acquiring information has never been greater.
Nowhere is this need more acute than in biomedicine, where scientists and practitioners routinely confront conflicting sources of knowledge and burgeoning numbers of data. Workers in biomedicine urgently require new methods that will enable them to access and apply discipline-specific knowledge, to make sense out of clinical and experimental data, to learn from those data, and to advance their underlying disciplines as a result.
In order to provide the structure necessary to handle the ever increasing amounts of data in the revolution of health care, and to support information-intensive problems in all areas of biomedicine, our faculty, students, and staff investigate and create novel computational, statistical, organizational, and decision-making methods.
BMIR is home to world class scientists and trainees developing cutting-edge ways to acquire, represent, process, and manage knowledge and data related to health, health care, and the biomedical sciences.