Avanti Shrikumar

In 2020-2022, I was a Ram and Vijay Shriram postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford, where I worked with Professor Karen Casciotti on computational methods for oceanographic data analysis. During my postdoc, I developed pyOMPA, an improved method for performing water mass mixing analysis. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford, advised by Professor Anshul Kundaje. During my PhD, I developed methods to make deep learning models interpretable, and applied these methods to study regulatory genomics. In order of my excitement, my PhD projects were:

I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science with Molecular Biology from MIT and spent a year working as a developer for the Healthcare team of Palantir Technologies before starting my PhD.