Elhanan Borenstein is an associate professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, with an adjunct position in the Department of Computer Science and engineering. He is also an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute for complexity science. Dr. Borenstein received his PhD in computer science from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and held a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Biology in Stanford and at the Santa Fe Institute. He also has extensive professional experience in the hi-tech industry, where he held top management positions in several hi-tech companies. Dr. Borenstein is interested in computational study of the human microbiome and of other complex microbial ecosystems. He integrates metagenomic data with methods inspired by systems biology, network theory, machine-learning, and statistical inference. His work focuses on reconstructing predictive, systems-level models of the human microbiome and on developing a variety of methods for integrative, multi-meta-omic microbiome analysis, aiming to provide a better principled understanding of the microbiome and its role in human health.