Michel Justin Dumontier is a Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University. His research focuses on methods to represent knowledge on the web with applications for drug discovery & personalized medicine. He was previously an Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at the Stanford University School of Medicine & an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at Carleton University.

He is best known for his work in biomedical ontologies, linked data & biomedical knowledge discovery. He has taught courses on biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational systems biology, & translational medicine. His research has been funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mitacs Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, CANARIE, & the US National Institutes of Health. Dumontier has an h-index of over 30 & has authored over 125 scientific publications in journals & conferences.

He is internationally recognized for his contributions in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, & semantic technologies as evidenced by awards, keynote talks at international conferences, & collaborations on international projects.

Previously at Stanford University, Dr. Dumontier now leads a new inter-faculty Institute for Data Science at Maastricht University with a focus on accelerating discovery science, improving health & well being, & strengthening communities.