Analytic Strategy Partners


25 Years of Experience in Analytics


Robert L. Grossman

Managing Partner, Analytic Strategy Partners LLC

Bob has been a thought leader in data science and analytics for over 25 years and founded Analytic Strategy Partners LLC in 2017. He is the Managing Partner.

From 2002-2016, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Open Data Group, which was one of the pioneers scaling predictive analytics to large datasets and helping companies develop and deploy innovative analytic solutions.  He is now an advisor and the Chief Data Scientist at Open Data Group, where he provides guidance on Open Data's technology for deploying analytic models. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Founder and CEO of Magnify, which is now part of Lexis-Nexis (RELX Group) and provides predictive analytics solutions to the insurance industry.  

He is also a faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he is the Frederick H. Rawson Professor, Professor of Computer Science and Medicine, Co-Chief of the Section of Computational Biomedicine and Biomedical Data Science in the Department of Medicine, the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) of the Biological Sciences Division, and the Director of the Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS).  

Awards and Honors

  • ACM Fellow, 2016, "For contributions to data science, data intensive computing and data mining."
  • Chicago Crains Tech 50, 2016, citation: "Few people know more about Big Data than Grossman. The feds chose him to build Genomic Data Commons at U of C, which houses more than 4 petabytes of genetic data from years of cancer research. Why him? He built software that allowed researchers to use clusters of smaller computers to do heavy statistical modeling, instead of relying on big individual machines. He also built software to standardize computer models, allowing researchers to deploy them in minutes instead of months."
  • AAAS Fellow, 2013, in the Section on Information, Computing, and Communication.
  • Federal 100 Award Winner, 2013, citation: "He co-led a Defense Science Board task force on cloud security and reliability, helped NASA develop a public cloud solution for satellite data, and counseled other agencies on cloud adoption and advanced analytics."

Selected Boards and Advisory Boards

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Member, Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee (FNLAC), 2014-2018

  • National Research Council (NRC)
    Committee Member, Committee on Future Directions for NSF Advanced Computing Infrastructure to Support US Science, 2014-2016

  • National Research Council (NRC)
    Committee Member, A Review of U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Capabilities, 2013-2014

  • Defense Science Board (DSB)
    Co-Chair, DSB Task Force on Cyber-Security and Reliability in a Digital Cloud, 2011-2013

    Board of Directors, 2005-2013
    SIGKDD is the ACM community for data mining, data science and analytics. 

Involvement with the Not for Profit Community

  • Open Commons Consortium (OCC)
    Director, 2008-present
    The Open Commons Consortium (OCC) is a not for profit that manages and operates cloud computing and data commons infrastructure to support scientific, medical, health care and environmental research.
    • OCC members span the globe and include over 30 universities, companies, government agencies and national laboratories.  
    • The OCC operated operated the Open Science Data Cloud from 2010-2016, which supported over 860 research projects from 55 organizations spanning 14 countries.    
    • The OCC and the University of Chicago developed the BloodPAC Data Commons for liquid biopsies in 2016, which was one of the public private partnerships that was part of Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot.