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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, Babak served in research positions at Google and 23andMe, and co-founded Deep Genomics. 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, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic in Iran.


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