Professor Terry Speed FRS
Senior Principal Research Scientist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Speed is regarded internationally as THE expert on the analysis of microarray data. This results partly from the sheer ingenuity of his work, and in part it is due to his commitment to working closely with biomedical scientists, enabling him to appreciate first-hand the biological challenges and the consequent requirements of new methodology. Microarrays are now being replaced by short-read DNA sequencing, but Speed continues to contribute new ideas for the new technology. At other time in his career, Speed has made seminal contributions to bioinformatics, statistical genetics, the analysis of designed experiments, graphical models and Bayes networks.