Stefan Hoops is a research associate professor in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division at UVA. Before joining the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech in 2000, Hoops served as a software developer for Schumann Consulting Corporation in Germany from 1995-2000. In 2006, Hoops was elected as one of the five editors of the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), where he served from 2007-2009. The research group was interested in understanding how cells work at the biochemical level and its approach can be labeled as Systems Biology, as they derive quantitative dynamic models from integrative functional genomic data. The research group had ongoing projects in development of methodologies and software for the complete process of going from functional genomic data to computational models: biochemical simulators (Gepasi and COPASI), database design (DOME and B-Net), data analysis, network inference, parameter estimation for nonlinear models, and theoretical aspects of biochemical regulation (such as Metabolic Control Analysis). Dr. Hoops has collaborated with NIMML since 2010 co-authoring multiple publications with Drs. Bassaganya-Riera, Hontecillas, and Leber. He has served as the Bioinformatics Lead of the Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens program.