Our team consists of post-docs, students, research scientists, and clinical collaborators. For information about how to join us, see our FAQ section.

Current Members

Current Members

David Sontag

David Sontag is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, part of both the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research focuses on advancing machine learning and artificial intelligence, and using these to transform health care. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at New York University, part of the CILVR lab.

Fredrik Johansson

Fredrik Johansson is a post-doc at MIT. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and an B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His research interests include developing theory and methods for learning causally sound treatment policies from observational data, with the ambition of providing practical guarantees on performance.

Sanjat Kanjial

Sanjat Kanjilal is a general medicine and infectious diseases physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH). He is also an Associate Medical Director at the BWH Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Sanjat's research interests are in investigating the emergence, spread, and decline of antimicrobial resistance at the patient and population level, and translating those findings into actionable data for clinicians and public health officials. A related area of interest is in the development and evaluation of rapid diagnostic platforms for pathogen identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing, a crucial intervention for reducing the widespread societal costs attributable to the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

Rahul G. Krishnan

Rahul G. Krishnan is a PhD student at MIT. He holds a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MS from New York University. His research interests include probabilistic inference in deep generative models and building new machine learning algorithms for modeling disease progression, patient similarity and treatment efficacy.

Irene Chen

Irene Chen is a PhD student at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Before MIT, she received her AB/SM from Harvard in applied math and computational science where she conducted research on discrimination on Airbnb. Her research interests include improving algorithmic fairness through better models and better data collection, building generative models for heart failure disease progression and subtyping, and constructing causal health knowledge graphs from electronic health records.

Mike Oberst

Michael Oberst is a Computer Science PhD Student at MIT. He holds a B.A. in Statistics from Harvard University, where he was advised by Edo Airoldi on his senior thesis. His research interests include developing learning algorithms for dealing with non-stationarity / dataset shift in predictive modelling, as well as lack of overlap in causal inference.

Zeshan Hussain

Zeshan Hussain is an MD/PhD student at Harvard/MIT. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where he was advised by Daniel Rubin and Chris Re, doing work on data augmentation, medical image classification, and deep learning. Currently, his research interests include interpretability of non-linear models, specifically RNNs, as well as disease progression modeling.

Monica Agrawal

Monica Agrawal is a PhD student in Computer Science at MIT. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she was advised by Jure Leskovec and worked on applying machine learning to biological networks. Her research interests include interpretability in machine learning and clinical natural language processing.

Lucy Chai

Lucy Chai is a PhD student in computer science at MIT. Previously she was at Churchill College, Cambridge University for an MPhil in Machine Learning working on interpretability and uncertainty estimation in Bayesian neural networks. Prior to that, she was at the University of Pennsylvania for a B.S.E. in computer science and bioengineering and did research in computational neuroscience. Her research interests include Bayesian deep learning and computer vision.

Rebecca Peyser

Rebecca Peyser is a Research Scientist in the Clinical ML group. She holds an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from Yeshiva University. Before joining the lab, she worked as a Bioinformatics Analyst at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Her research projects include developing methods to learn disease subtypes, disease progression models, and hospital readmission predictions from observational data. She is particularly interested in analyzing genomic data to better understand disease.

Christina Ji

Christina Ji is an M.Eng student with the group and studies computer science for her bachelors at MIT. She is interested in examining the theoretical assumptions behind off-policy evaluation of reinforcement learning for healthcare and developing algorithms for disease progression modeling.

Arjun Khandelwal

Arjun Khandelwal is pursuing his M.Eng degree with the group. He is currently an undergraduate at MIT and is working on building new algorithms that leverage deep generative models for few shot learning.

David Amirault

David Amirault is an undergraduate at MIT studying computer science and mathematics. He is pursuing an applied data science project on modeling disease progression using health insurance claims data.

Sooraj Boominathan

Sooraj Boominathan is an undergraduate at MIT studying computer science and mathematics. His research involves the predictive modeling of individual patient antibiotic resistance profiles using medical data.

Alok Puranik

Alok Puranik is an undergraduate at MIT pursuing a degree in mathematics and computer science. His research interests include studying attractive basins in sequence modeling.

Suchan Vivatsethachai

Suchan Vivatsethachai is an undergraduate at MIT pursuing Computer Science and Mathematics degrees. His research interests include transfer learning and identifying common support in causal inference.


Name Lab Role Post-lab
Anastasia Podosinnikova Postdoc
Narges Razavian Postdoc Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine
Uri Shalit Postdoc Assistant Professor, Technion
Rachel Hodos PhD student Benevolent AI
Yacine Jernite PhD student Facebook AI Research
Yoni Halpern PhD student Google Brain
Nathan Silberman PhD student Butterfly Network
Issac Lage Research engineer PhD Student, Harvard
Jake Marcus Research engineer Google Brain
Helen Zhou Master's student PhD student, CMU
Hunter Lang Master's student Microsoft Research
Aahlad Manas Master's student PhD student, NYU
Ankit Vani Master's student PhD student, MILA
Cafer Yildirim Master's student Finance
Chill Yi-I Chiu Master's student Google
Eliot Brenner Master's student
Jingshu Liu Master's student
Justin Mao-Jones Master's student Apple
Maya Rotmensch Master's student Facebook
Yoon Kim Master's student PhD student, Harvard
Rares Buhai Undergrad
Loc Trinh Undergrad
Aarti Bagul Undergrad Master's student, Stanford
Dmitriy Afanasyev Undergrad LinkedIn
Do Kook Choe Undergrad PhD student, Brown
Yitao Li Undergrad Facebook


Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI)
Steven Horng, MD (Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Saul Blecker, MD, MHS (NYU Langone, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science)
Tassilo Klein, PhD (SAP Innovation Center)
Ann Marie Schmidt, MD (NYU Langone, Director of Diabetes Research Program)
Jonathan Austrian, MD (NYU Langone, Epic Inpatient Medical Director)
Yindalon Aphinyanaphongs, MD, PhD (NYU Langone, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science)
Leora Horwitz, MD, MHS (NYU Langone, Director of Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science)
Independence Blue Cross: Ravi Chawla, Aaron Smith-McLallen
Enrico Bertini, PhD (NYU School of Engineering)
Joel Dudley, PhD (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD (Stanford School of Medicine)