About Me

My name is Dan Keith. I consider myself an Engineer, Scientist and Programmer, although my degrees say I’m a Computer Scientist and my career says I’m a Programmer or Software Engineer.

Professional Work

I currently work as a Bioinformatics Semantic Engineer at OSU (Oregon State University) in Corvallis, Oregon. I am part of an internationally distributed team of software developers, biologists, bioinformaticians and other scientists who make up the Monarch Initiative. We build Open Source tools, ontologies and databases that collect, refine and semantically integrate diverse biological knowledge from a variety of species and sources, and provide APIs and user interfaces to make this data available as Open Data.

Academic Work


A match made in heaven: domain expert meets csv; gives birth to ontologies [Authors: Nicole Vasilevsky and Daniel Keith] - csv,conf,v3 Portland, Oregon, May 2-3, 2017 https://csvconf.com/speakers/#nicole-vasilevsky-and-daniel-keith
Journal Article
The Monarch Initiative: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species. [Authors: Christopher J. Mungall, Julie A. McMurry, Sebastian Köhler, James P. Balhoff, Charles Borromeo, Matthew Brush, Seth Carbon, Tom Conlin, Nathan Dunn, Mark Engelstad, Erin Foster, J.P. Gourdine, Julius O.B. Jacobsen, Dan Keith, Bryan Laraway, Suzanna E. Lewis, Jeremy NguyenXuan, Kent Shefchek, Nicole Vasilevsky, Zhou Yuan, Nicole Washington, Harry Hochheiser, Tudor Groza, Damian Smedley, Peter N. Robinson, Melissa A. Haendel] - Nucleic Acids Res 2017; 45 (D1): D712-D722. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5210586/

  • Navigating the phenotype frontier: The Monarch Initiative - McMurry JA, Köhler S, Washington NL, Balhoff JP, Borromeo C, Brush M, Carbon S, Conlin T, Dunn N, Engelstad M, Foster E, Gourdine JP, Jacobsen JO, Keith D, Laraway B, Xuan JN, Shefchek K, Vasilevsky NA, Yuan Z, Lewis SE, Hochheiser H, Groza T, Smedley D, Robinson PN, Mungall CJ, Haendel MA - Genetics, 203(4), 1491-1495

  • A robust implementation of delimited control - Ariola, Z., Herbelin, H., Herman, D., and Keith, D. - TPDC 2011: Theory and Practice of Delimited Continuations (2011)

  • Parallel ICA Methods for EEG Neuroimaging - Keith, D., Hoge, C., Frank, R., and Malony, A. - Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (2006)


  • US patent 7991633: System and process for job scheduling to minimize construction costs - A. Baker, M. Ginsberg, T. Smith, D. Keith, A. Parkes, B. Smith

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