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Babak Alipanahi


Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Babak is a computational biologist and machine learning scientist with over a decade of industry experience. Prior to co-founding Exai and becoming its Chief Scientific Officer, he served in research positions at Google and 23andMe, and co-founded Deep Genomics. Babak has been applying machine learning algorithms to solving biological problems with an emphasis on disease detection and etiology. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, he won the university’s prestigious “Invention of the Year” award in 2016 for his research on using deep learning for modeling biological processes. Babak has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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