• Applied Data Science
  • Biomedical Informatics and Data Science for Health
  • Artificial Intelligence


Naveen Ashish is the Head of Data Science at InferLink Corporation, which is a small company in the area of Artificial Intelligence and R&D for various government agencies and where he leads applied data science initiatives in multiple different domains. He is also a Guest Faculty member at the University of Washington Information School. Dr. Ashish is an expert in the development and application of artificial intelligence techniques, such as machine/deep learning, natural language processing, and semantics. He is a pioneer in the particular domain of biomedical data science, having held founding and key roles at clinical translational science centers and many key biomedical data science research initiatives. He has authored over a hundred technical research papers at top conferences and journals, and has written two books. Prior to joining InferLink, Ashish was the founding director of the seminal data sciences group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Ashish started his career as an R&D computer scientist at NASA Ames Research Center and then went on to UC Irvine and later USC as a faculty member in biomedical informatics. He has served as Consulting Chief Data Scientist to two Silicon Valley based start-up companies in health informatics and text analytics, has been an expert technical consultant to over ten companies, and is currently an Advisor in Data Sciences to the state of Tamil Nadu (India) E-Governance Agency.

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  • Ph D, Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2000
  • Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1993