Steven Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, where he is also the Director of the Center for Computational Biology in the Whiting School of Engineering, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Genetic Medicine. From 2005-2011, he was the Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) and the Horvitz Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1997-2005 he was Senior Director of Bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, one of the world's leading DNA sequencing centers at the time.
Dr. Salzberg received his B.A. degree in English and M.S. and M.Phil. degrees in Computer Science from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. He joined the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor in 1989.
Dr. Salzberg has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific publications that have been cited over 250,000 times, and his h-index is 150. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and ISCB. He was the 2020 recipient of the Senior Scientist Award from the International Society for Computational Biology.