Yelena Yesha, PhD.


Dr. Yelena Yesha is the Associate Director of the National Science Foundation’s Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR) and the site director of the Multicore Computational Center (MC2), and has been doing exciting research with cloud computing through the centers.   Through CHMPR and MC2, Dr. Yesha has been working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a technology roadmap for the federal government for Cloud Computing.  

In addition to her work with cloud computing, Dr. Yesha has been working on developing a computer tool for the prediction and prevention of certain diseases.   The goal of the project is a collaborative effort among Universities such as the University of Maryland Medical School, Florida Atlantic University, Technion Institute of Technology, and companies and organizations such as NOA Inc., IBM and NIST to create a web-based clinical decision support system that will combine a patient’s medical history with genomic and molecular medical findings to produce results that will allow doctors to administer improved, personalized, and in many cases, preventative healthcare.  

A long-term goal of her work is with pharmaceutical companies to help develop personalized drugs with the potential to revolutionize the health care industry by making it possible to pre-diagnose a patient with a debilitating illness so preventative treatment measures can be taken.