Manolis Kellis

Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Institute Member, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard

Manolis Kellis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT where he directs the MIT Computational Biology Group ( His research has spanned an unusually broad spectrum of areas, including disease genetics, epigenomics, gene circuitry, non-coding RNAs, comparative genomics, and phylogenetics. He has authored more than 140 journal publications that have been cited more than 36000 times. He has helped direct several large-scale genomics projects, including the Roadmap Epigenomics project, the comparative analysis or 29 mammals, the human and the Drosophila Encyciopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, and the Genotype Tissue-Expression (GTEx) project. He received the US Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), the NSF CAREER award, and the Alfred R Sloan Fellowship. He obtained his Ph.D. from MIT. where he received the Sprawls award for the best doctorate thesis in computer science. He lived in Greece and France before moving to the US.