Health Hack: From Targeted Ads to Precision Medicine
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Broad Institute 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Every big idea in math and technology started as a single answer to a single problem–only to then revolutionize other fields in ways no one could have expected. Today's big ideas–cloud computing and machine learning–were born out of Internet marketing. Join Broad Institute chief data officer Anthony Philippakis to explore how the same ideas can revolutionize science and medicine, provided that we bridge the culture gaps between technology, life sciences, and healthcare.
Anthony Philippakis is the Chief Data Officer of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is also an institute scientist. Philippakis is committed to bridging the gap between data sciences and medicine. He is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where his primary focus is caring for patients with rare genetic cardiovascular diseases. At the Broad Institute he directs the Data Sciences Platform, an organization of over 100 software engineers and computational biologists that develops software for analyzing genomic and clinical data. In addition to his roles at the Broad Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Philippakis is a Venture Partner at GV, focusing on machine learning, distributed computing, and genomics. Philippakis received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed a Ph.D. in biophysics at Harvard. As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics at Yale University, and later completed the Part III (equivalent to M.Phil) in mathematics at Cambridge University.
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