Edward Wenger

Deputy Director, Scientific Engineering, Architecture & Technology Accelerator
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Edward Wenger leads the Scientific Engineering, Architecture & Technology Accelerator, which sets a consistent technology vision for the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM), translates scientific requirements into modeling architecture, spurs uptake of new methodological approaches, and explores new scientific directions.

Edward also leads IDM’s Discovery, Products and Surveillance program, which supports upstream decisions on product development, surveillance design, and tool evaluation, with modeling across a range of programs in the Gates Foundation’s Global Health and Gender Equality divisions.

Before joining IDM’s disease-modeling program in 2011, Edward 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.

Edward graduated from Dartmouth College and received a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.