Scott Sutherland is a software engineer and staff scientist at the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 1995, by combining graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and other disciplines for a one-of-a-kind degree in web application development. Sutherland went on to become a founding faculty member in the Indiana University School of Informatics, where he taught the Master of Science in New Media program (now Human-Computer Interaction).
Over the last two decades, Sutherland has managed software development projects in biotech and clinical care, and for biomedical research institutions, including the Broad Institute and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. At the Broad Institute, Sutherland serves as the director of Data Sciences Platform, where he leads a group of about 25 people, including software engineers, user interface designers and product managers. He is the program manager for Broad’s involvement in the All of Us Research Program and serves as principal investigator for projects that involve development of scientific portals or patent-facing disease registries.