Lorin Crawford is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. He also holds a faculty position an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University with an affiliation in the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. His scientific research interests involve the development of novel and efficient computational methodologies to address complex problems in statistical genetics, cancer pharmacology, and radiomics (e.g., cancer imaging). The central aim of Dr. Crawford's research program is to build machine learning algorithms and statistical tools that aid in the understanding of how nonlinear interactions between genetic features affect the architecture of complex traits and contribute to disease etiology. An overarching theme of the research done in the Crawford Lab group is to take modern computational approaches and develop theory that enable their interpretations to be related back to classical genomic principles.
Before joining both MSR and Brown, Dr. Crawford received his PhD from the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University where he was formerly co-advised by Drs. Sayan Mukherjee and Kris C. Wood. He also received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Clark Atlanta University.