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Parvez Ahammad, PhD

Head of Data Science

BlackThorn Therapeutics

Parvez Ahammad joined BlackThorn Therapeutics in November 2017 as their Head of Data Science. He mentors and leads a stellar team of cross-functional data scientists while helping shape BlackThorn's overall digital strategy. He has built teams and lead several successful applied machine learning initiatives in his career - most recently in web application delivery, web application security, and computational neuroscience. His recent work helped create two flagship product technologies (SmartVision and Helios) at Instart Logic, lead to Perceptual Speed Index (now part of Google Chrome Lighthouse), and won 2017 ACM-SigComm Internet-QoE best paper award. Before moving to the industrial sector, Parvez worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus, and UC-Berkeley. Parvez holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC-Berkeley, with an emphasis in computer vision and machine learning. When he is not busy designing algorithms to mimic human perception, he enjoys being a dad to his two young kids and perfecting new ways to make them laugh.

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