Jill P. Mesirov is an American mathematician, computer scientist, and computational biologist who is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. She previously held an adjunct faculty position at Boston University and was the associate director and chief informatics officer at the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Jill P. Mesirov
|Alma mater||Brandeis University (PhD)|
|Awards||ISCB Fellow (2012)|
|Institutions||University of California, San Diego|
|Thesis||Perturbation theory for the existence of critical points in the calculus of variations (1974)|
|Doctoral advisor||Richard Palais|
Her research concerns high-performance computing. Effective July 1, 2015, she has been appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center.
She has worked at the University of California, Berkeley, the American Mathematical Society, Thinking Machines Corporation, and IBM before joining the Whitehead Institute of MIT in 1997, which eventually became part of the Broad Institute. She was president of the Association for Women in Mathematics from 1989 to 1991. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) from 2017 to 2021.
Mesirov became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1996. In 2012, she was elected an ISCB Fellow by the International Society for Computational Biology in 2012, and one of the inaugural fellows of the American Mathematical Society. In 2017, she was selected as a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics in the inaugural class.