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We aim to improve medicines development by addressing the unmet need in data engineering, modeling and stewardship across the trial design and execution life cycle

ADVISORS

Professor Harish C Karnick, PhD 

Advisor

Prof Karnick taught CS at IIT Kanpur for 4 decades. He led the formation of the cognitive sciences department at the institute where he is currently an Honorary Professor.  He was among the earliest instructors to teach CS771 – the foundational machine learning course and CS671 – the natural language processing  course at IITK and influenced their evolution over the years. Broadly he is interested in understanding how the human brain/mind works. Research interests include AI and machine learning, programming languages, logic and reasoning.

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Professor Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD 

Advisor

Prof Nigam Shah is a Tenured Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, and Chief Data Scientist for Stanford Health Care. His research is focused on bringing AI into clinical use, safely, ethically and cost-effectively. At Stanford Healthcare, he leads artificial intelligence and data science efforts for advancing the scientific understanding of disease, improving the practice of clinical medicine and orchestrating the delivery of health care. Dr. Shah is an inventor on eight patents, has authored over 300 scientific publications, and has co-founded three companies.

Leadership

Vibhu Agarwal, PhD

Founder & CEO

Vibhu is an entrepreneur-scientist with a track record of innovation, product development, and commercialization in health tech. With over twenty-five years of experience, he has led some of the most prolific quantitative teams in the area of life sciences, clean tech as well as computational linguistics. A former national awardee, he sold his first venture in computational linguistics to Nuance Communication, a global leader in speech and language technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics and Statistics (minor) from Stanford University, an MBA from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan), and a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India).

Pawan Kumar, PhD

Principal Scientist, NLP

Pawan holds a PhD in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is interested in domain adaptation techniques for language models for the medical domain. His areas of interest are self-supervised learning, continual learning, and meta-learning approaches for NLP models.

Lokesh Srivastava, MBA

Head, Clinical Data Management

Lokesh is a database systems expert and brings over 20 years of experience working with enterprise data solutions. He has worked extensively with the OMOP CDM data model, clinical terminologies and clinical data annotation workflows. He holds an MBA from the Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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