Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Executive Director, Institution for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF

Sharat Israni is Executive Director of UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences, which is building UCSF’s next-gen research computing capability. Previously, he was Executive Director, Data Science, at Stanford Medicine (Dean’s Office). A long-serving Technology executive, Sharat’s teams pioneered the use of “Big Data.” He served as VP of Data at both Yahoo! (1999-2008) and Intuit (2010-13), as these companies pioneered “Big” Data Science to re-invent their products. He led Digital Media systems for broadcast/interactive TV at Silicon Graphics; and Data Systems teams at IBM/Metaphor and HP. Sharat has organized workshops for NSF, NIH and RCUK on today’s topic.


Graph Networks Bring Knowledge To Point of Care
Medical providers are flooded with basic science research data. Understanding the fi-ne-grained relationships between these data “entities” powers Web Search. Such “graph net-works” are untapped by biomedicine, and the implicit “knowledge” lost. We present a Knowledge Network that allows practitioners to ask for deep insights at the point of care.

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