John Hayward joined the Simons Foundation in 2016 as a senior software engineer in Center for Computational Biology’s Genomics group. Before joining the foundation, Hayward worked as a research and development analyst for the Bloomberg Tokyo Marunouchi office, adapting East Asian market data feeds for the Bloomberg news and financial analysis services. Prior to this, he was an associate engineer with the Air Traffic Control Systems Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, serving as a principal developer for the Route Availability Planning Tool, an automated decision system for air traffic congestion management currently in nationwide deployment. In graduate school, he was a researcher in the surgical oncology division of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical School, where he studied predictive modeling in the clinical performance of gastrointestinal cancer patients, focusing on pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.