Shinjini Kundu, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; MD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

Shinjini Kundu, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; MD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; MD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

Shinjini Kundu obtained her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and expects to complete her MD this year from the University of Pittsburgh. She is part of the medical scientist training program between the two universities. Her research is pushing the frontier of medical diagnostics for early detection of disease by using computer algorithms on medical images to foretell disease imminence. Her research lies at the intersection of mathematics, machine learning and medical imaging. She was named the NRI of the Year by the Times Network, one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40, and a global shaper by the World Economic Forum. She has presented scientific papers at national and international forums, including ICASSP and European Radiology. She has spoken at Pittsburgh’s TED conference, and at Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting, winning the best paper award. Previously, Shinjini graduated from Stanford University with BS and MS in Electrical Engineering at the age of 20.