Dr. Edward Wenger directs the malaria research program at the Institute for Disease Modeling. His team develops and exercises sophisticated infectious disease models to inform rational, cost-effective intervention campaigns aimed at reducing the burden of disease and achieving eradication.
Before joining the disease-modeling program in 2011, Dr. Wenger managed the development, validation, and release of reconstruction and simulation algorithms for the heavy-ion project of the CMS experiment at CERN. He supervised the processing and distribution of a petabyte of data from the first heavy-ion collision run, and directed the planning and execution of the first silicon-based analyses. Dr. Wenger graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.