Maxwell A. Sherman
Max is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT. He previously studied applied mathematics at Brown University and theoretical statistics at the University of Cambridge before working as a scientific programmer in Peter Park's computational genomics group at Harvard.
Max uses modern statistical methods / machine learning to design ultra-efficient algorithms for analyzing biomedical data. He is particularly interested how population patterns learned from biobank data can be used to predict traits, diseases and health outcomes for individuals (though when the weather is good, he may occasionally venture outside for a good hike).