Vidul Ayakulangara Panickan - Deputy Director

Vidul is a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. He is also a research scholar at Harvard-MIT center for Regulatory Science. Vidul completed his Masters in computer science from UMass Amherst and joined Harvard Medical School to pursue a career in biomedical research with a focus on Natural Language Processing. Vidul will be joining as a Teaching Assistant this year, along with his role as Deputy Director of the camp.

Michelle M. Li (Boston)

Michelle is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. She received her BS in mathematical and computational science from Stanford University, where she developed computational methods to study the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility. At Harvard, she continues to design novel machine learning methods to expedite diagnostic and therapeutic endeavors. The overarching objective of Michelle’s research is to generate contextualized representations for hard-to-diagnose and hard-to-treat patients via graph representation learning. Her work tackles the challenges of diagnosing patients with rare, or even novel, diseases, identifying patients-like-me using inter-hospital EHR and genomic data, and predicting cancer patients’ likelihood of responding to immune checkpoint blockade therapies. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and an Albert J. Ryan Fellow.

Emily Gao (Boston)

Emily is an undergraduate at Harvard University studying Computer Science and Statistics. She is currently researching at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, exploring computational methods to analyze electronic health records. Specifically, she integrates probability, machine learning, and statistical inference techniques to create knowledge graphs that are leveraged in important downstream biomedical applications.

Winston Cai (San Jose)

Winston is a rising senior at University of California, Berkeley where he is double majoring in Statistics and Computer Science. He has worked on several research projects over the years using electronic health records and a variety of machine learning methods. He also has extensive experience working with javascript on web applications specifically using frameworks like React, Angular, Node, and Express. Winston was a former student at the Data Science in Action program and will be taking on the role of being a TA this year.

Thong Ngo (San Jose)

Thong is a MBA Student at San José State University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Management Information System with a Data Analyst certification. He worked as a programing analyst and web developer.

Evan Yang (San Jose)

Evan is a Master's student in software engineering at SJSU. He previously worked at PayPal as a data engineer during his internship. Currently, his main focus is on autonomous vehicle driving.

Amanda King

Amanda King is a Senior Program Coordinator in the Biostatistics Department in the Harvard School of Public Health. She has an MS in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from UC Berkeley, and has helped coordinate the CELEHS/HMS Data Science Summer Program for the past four years.

Mo Moro

Mo Moro is a Project Coordinator at Harvard Medical School and a research assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Mo got his BA from Boston College and MS in Global Health & Development from Northeastern University. He is immensely passionate and interested in equitable and sustainable patient care delivery.

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