Kanakadurga "Durga" Addepalli

Program Director, Biomedical Informatics

National Cancer Institute

As a biomedical informatics scientist, I provide informatics and scientific expertise to the intramural and extramural cancer research communities. I lead the Cancer Data Service by overseeing and managing efforts focused on cancer data governance and management for cloud platforms supporting the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons. I am responsible for programs and projects focused on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management, which include data storage, sharing, and analysis on high-performance computing or the cloud. I also manage NCI’s Nanotechnology research data-sharing portal, caNanoLab, which is designed to facilitate information sharing across the international biomedical nanotechnology research community to expedite and validate the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine. I oversee the NCI Containers and Workflows Interest Group (CWIG), and I manage a webinar series that invites researchers and data scientists to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing and container technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.