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Bio Sketch

Daniel Freedman is Research Czar at Verily (= Google Life Sciences), where he leads the Verily Research organization. Daniel had previously served as Research Scientist at Google Research.  At both Verily and Google, Daniel has led a group of scientists whose focus is the automation of medicine through intelligent imaging.  In addition to automated medicine, Daniel's current research interests include advanced imaging modalities - both nanoscale imaging using optical microscopy as well as full sound-speed inversion ultrasound; the application of deep learning to the solution of problems in physics; and fundamental techniques in computer vision and artificial intelligence.

Daniel received his AB in Physics from Princeton University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi) in 1993, and his PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University in 2000.


From 2000-9, he was Assistant Professor, and then Associate Professor (with tenure), in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  In 2007, Daniel came to Israel as a  Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science.  He then permanently relocated to Israel taking up a series of positions in industrial research labs and academia, including HP Labs, IBM Research, and Microsoft Research, before moving to Google Research.  After a little less than 5 years at Google Research, Daniel moved to head up Verily Research.


In addition to the Fulbright Fellowship, Daniel has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.  He has been an investigator on several grants from NSF, NIH, and the US Army.


2000  PhD, Harvard University, Engineering Sciences

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


Professional Experience

2021 -           Research Czar at Verily
                      (Verily = 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
1995 - 2000  Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
1992             Research Assistant, Hebrew University
1991             Research Assistant, NRC Canada
1990             Research Assistant, NRC Canada

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