Marina Spivak joined the Simons Foundation’s Simons Center for Data Analysis in 2014 to work on new computational techniques and software for bioinformatics problems. Prior to joining the foundation, Spivak did postdoctoral work at the University of Washington, Seattle, in the genome sciences department. Before that, she worked at NEC Research Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey, where she developed new machine learning techniques for analysis of shotgun proteomics data. Spivak holds a B.A. in molecular cell biology and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University.