David Heckerman has joined Human Longevity as chief data scientist. He will report to Co-Founder Craig Venter and will lead a team analyzing large-scale medical and genomic data. Heckerman comes to HLI from Microsoft, where he worked for more than 25 years. He led that company's first research team focused on machine learning and helped produce the first content-based spam filter. More recently, he led Microsoft Genomics, including Microsoft's cloud computing services for genomics. Heckerman has held adjunct faculty and visiting scholar positions at a number of institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Washington, and Columbia University. He holds a medical degree and a doctorate in computer science, both from Stanford University.