Hákon Guðbjartsson, PhD

Chief Informatics Officer

Dr. Gudbjartsson has over 35 years experience in software development. At deCODE genetics he directed the launch of the first web-based personal genomics service, deCODEme, and was also the lead architect and developer of many software systems including a patient identity protection system, a system for patient cohort definitions and reporting based on a novel Set Definition Language (SDL), and a highly scalable database system (GORdb) based on a genomic ordered architecture and a novel query syntax.

Dr. Gudbjartsson received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1990 from the University of Iceland and his M.Sc. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1992. In 1996, he received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and performed post-doctoral research concerning magnetic resonance imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston until joining deCODE genetics.