Lifelong entrepreneur and engineer with a passion for solving complex socio-technical problems. Now working on a bold new project for Amazon. Angel investor. Startup and venture advisor.
Founded MIT-spinout semi-conductor company (Silicon Spice) at age 23 to enable carrier grade long-distance over IP. Dominated the carrier class voice gateway business and sold company to Broadcom for $1.2 billion.
Five years working on and researching AI at MIT. Contributor to OpenMind. Co-taught Society of Mind with Marvin Minsky. Biologically Inspired AI. Statistical text mining to build knowledge bases, concept and relational text extraction, and causal network analysis.
Founded one of the first big data / predictive analytics adtech companies for social media. Raised $12 million of venture funding from a variety of investors including NEA and Jim Clarke.
Started New Media Medicine research group with Frank Moss at the MIT Media Lab. Developed multiple online platforms and methodologies for patients and patient communities during the early digital health era. Doctoral dissertation introduced a new scientific model for discovering and validating individualized therapies through crowdsourced self-experiments (N-of-1).
Co-founded of Vital Labs, a startup building a novel mobile cardiology solution and chronic care management systems for patients, caregivers, and clinical care professionals. Handed next stage of the company’s growth in the capable hands of my co-founder Dr. Tuhin Sinha in 2016.
Work in healthcare featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Proto Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and Harvard Business Review. Spoken on health and healthcare topics at Mayo Transform, Stanford’s MedicineX, Health Datapalooza, Academy Health, Health 2.0, HxRefactored, Strata, HealthFoo, Quantified Self, and I’ve been an invited delegate to the TEDMED conference.