The Future of Everything Radio Show: Big Data and Business

By Jayodita Sanghvi
November 14, 2018

Photo by: Cat Blohm

I earned my PhD in Bioengineering from Stanford University. Recently, Dr. Russ Altman, my old professor, mentor, and friend asked me to be on his radio show about how people are using big data and data science in various industries. The taping was in front of a live studio audience, that included many old classmates, my PhD advisor, my thesis committee members, and current Grand Rounds colleagues. I was definitely nervous to talk about my work in front of so many people who I admire, have learned from, and have helped shape my career. And yet, I was so excited to be able to share how I am using what I learned from my academic career, and merging it with insights and abilities gathered since, to help make a difference in patient experience and outcomes. I also got to share the stage with a fellow Stanford Bioengineering alumni Grace Tang, who works on “bad actor” detection at LinkedIn. She works in a completely different field than health care, and yet we were able to find many similarities in our work.

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Jayodita Sanghvi

Jayodita Sanghvi

Jayodita is a Data Science Manager at Grand Rounds. She works on patient and provider analytics that help ensure patients are routed to the best possible care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Jayodita received a BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then moved to Stanford University for her MS and PhD in Bioengineering and worked on the first gene-complete simulation of a living cell. Her work on simulating all of the inner workings of a bacterial cell has been published in Cell, Nature Methods, The New York Times, and other outlets. She did her postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she built simulations of HIV infecting human T cells. Her interests in large-scale computing and large biological datasets brought her to Grand Rounds, where she explores massive clinical datasets to benefit human health.