Professor of Biological Engineering & Computer Science
Director of the MIT Portugal Program
Bruce Tidor is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College in 1983, and then received a Marshall Scholar award to study at Oxford University's Wolfson College, where he earned an M.Sc. in Biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard in 1990 and moved to the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he started his independent research as a Whitehead Fellow. In 1994 he was appointed to the faculty at MIT. His current activities include Director of the MIT Portugal Program, Faculty Lead of the MIT Skoltech Program, and Associate Director of the DuPont MIT Alliance; previous activities include serving as founding Director of MIT’s Computational and Systems Biology PhD program and Associate Chair of the Faculty. Dr. Tidor's research focuses on the modeling and analysis of complex biological systems at the molecular and cellular levels.