Hákon Guðbjartsson, PhD

Chief Informatics Officer


“The better insights you have into the causes of diseases, the better you can intervene”

Hákon Guðbjartsson 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.

Hákon received his BSc. in electrical engineering in 1990 from the University of Iceland and his MSc. 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.