Balaji S. Srinivasan (BSS) is a computer scientist, investor, entrepreneur, and academic. Dr. Srinivasan holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford and taught data mining, statistics, and computational biology in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. He was an NDSEG, NSF, and VIGRE fellow, was named to the MIT TR35 and Founders Fund F50 lists, and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Genetics. He was the CTO and co-founder of Counsyl, a genomics startup that began in a Stanford dorm room and now tests ~4% of all US births. Counsyl won the Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Award for Medicine, was named one of Scientific American’s Top 10 World Changing Ideas, raised more than $65M in funding from David Drummond, Aydin Senkut, and Founders Fund, and has become one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world. After ten years in genomics and five years at Counsyl, he stepped back from an executive role in November 2012 to work on other areas of technology. He now invests in and advises startups, teaches a popular MOOC at startup.stanford.edu, runs the Stanford Bitcoin Group with Professor Vijay Pande of Folding@Home, and writes at balajis.com.
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