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Bio Sketch

Daniel Freedman is the Head of the Fundamental AI Research - Science group at Verily (= Google Life Sciences).  In previous stints in industry, he has served as a Research Scientist at Google Research; Microsoft Research; IBM Research; and HP Labs.  Prior to that, Daniel was a professor for nearly a decade, mainly at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), but with stops also at Bar Ilan University and as a Fulbright Fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science.


Daniel's research interests focus on AI4Science.  More specifically, he is interested in:

  • Novel Imaging Modalities: nanoscale imaging - single molecule localization microscopy; full sound-speed inversion ultrasound; hyperspectral microscopy; theory of inverse problems.

  • Physics and Chemistry: design of new molecules, including for drug discovery; generating quantum correlations between photons; ab initio solution to the electronic Schrodinger equation.

  • Medicine: automated diagnosis and detection of disease in endoscopy and surgery; virtual staining of pathology slides; analysis of EKG and EEG signals.

​His older research focused primarily on the development of mathematical techniques, in particular in computational algebraic topology and mathematical methods for computer vision (PDEs, combinatorial optimization).


Over the years, Daniel's work has received several honours, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award; the Fulbright Fellowship; and several best paper awards.  Additionally, he has been an investigator on a number of grants from NSF, NIH, and the US Army.  Daniel received his AB in Physics from Princeton University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi), and his PhD from the Division of Applied Sciences at Harvard University.


2000  PhD, Harvard University, Engineering Sciences

1996  AM, Harvard University, Economics
1993 AB, Princeton University, Physics


Professional Experience

2021 -           Head of the Fundamental Research - Science 
                      group at Verily AI (= Google Life Sciences)

2016 - 2021  Research Scientist, Google Research
2012 - 2016  Researcher, Microsoft Research
2011 - 2012  Research Scientist, IBM Research
2010 - 2011  Associate Professor, School of Engineering
                     Bar Ilan University
2008 - 2010  Research Scientist, HP Labs
2006 - 2009  Associate Professor (with tenure), Computer
                     Science Dept, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2007 - 2008  Visiting Professor, Applied Mathematics Dept
                     Weizmann Institute of Science
2000 - 2006  Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept
                     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1996 - 2000  Research Assistant, Harvard University

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