Ava Amini is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, MA (opens in new tab). Her research focuses on engineering new technologies for precision medicine and has spanned machine learning, bioengineering, and cancer biology. Ava completed her PhD in Biophysics at Harvard University (opens in new tab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she worked with Sangeeta Bhatia (opens in new tab) at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and was supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition to research, she is a lead organizer and instructor for MIT Introduction to Deep Learning (opens in new tab), MIT’s official introductory course on deep learning. Ava received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Molecular Biology from MIT.