lisa strug profile

Dr. Lisa Strug, Director

Dr. Lisa Strug is the Director of the Data Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto; a Senior Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology program at The Hospital for Sick Children; the Associate Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics; Professor of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science and of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto; and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Genome Data Sciences.

Dr. Strug's research program focuses on the development of novel statistical approaches to identify genetic contributors to human disease, with particular emphasis on tools tailored to the identification of modifier genes.

Dr. Rohan Alexander, Assistant Director

Dr. Rohan Alexander is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Information (Ischool) and the Department of Statistical Sciences; Senior fellow at Massey College; Faculty affiliate at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society; and a co-lead of the DSI Thematic Program in Reproducibility.


The leadership structure of CANSSI Ontario comprises a Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) and a Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). These bodies are supported by the CANSSI Ontario staff.

Senior Advisory Committee​

The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of individuals with leadership and expertise in data-intensive disciplines in the University of Toronto community. The members of the SAC oversee the Faculty of Art & Science contribution to University of Toronto data science programs and initiatives and determine the budgetary contributions to CANSSI Ontario.

Learn more about the Senior Advisory Committee.

Provincial Advisory Committee

The Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) is comprised of Statistical Scientists from CANSSI institutional members across the province, with expertise in data-intensive disciplines. The PAC oversees the CANSSI Ontario budget and provides oversight for province-wide programs and initiatives, helping CANSSI Ontario to promote and deliver collaborative programs in benefit of partner organizations.

Learn more about the Provincial Advisory Committee.