Advancing Artificial Intelligence for Medicine

Dr. Shinjini Kundu is a physician with a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence whose inventions in early detection, precision medicine, and search for new treatments are enabling the future of modern medicine.

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Honors and Awards

Tartans on the Rise

Named one of 30 distinguished alumni of Carnegie-Mellon University who graduated in the last 10 years

Young Global Leader

Named one of the top global leaders under age 40 by the World Economic Forum

Riva and Albert B. Shackman, MD, FACR Research Award

Recipient of first place research award among resident physicians in the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and Radiological Science

Speaker at TEDxGateway

Invited speaker at TEDx webinar hosted in Mumbai on Robotics and Healthcare - The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Forbes 30 under 30

Named by Forbes magazine as one of 30 under 30 in healthcare

MIT Technology Review 35 under 35

Named by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 35 innovators under 35 internationally

Carnegie Science Award

For scientific achievements, presented by the Carnegie Science Center

Radiological Society of North America Trainee Prize

Best paper award in informatics category by the largest radiology conference in North America for the second year in a row

NRI of the Year

Received the award for success in academics out of a pool of 25,000 nominees of Indian origin worldwide and was invited to receive the award at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India on July 11, 2017

Speaker at TEDxPittsburgh

Spoke at TED conference at Byham Theater in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to an audience of 1,300 on June 4, 2017 on how Artificial Intelligence Can Change the future of Medical Diagnosis

Drs. S. Sutton Hamilton MSTP Scholar Award

Awarded to the top senior in the Medical Scientist Training Program

World Economic Forum Global Shaper

Named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum

Medscape Up-and-Coming Researchers

Featured as one of 10 inspiring medical researchers nationally by Medscape

Radiological Society of North America Trainee Prize

Best paper award in informatics category by the largest radiology conference in North America, with 60,000 RSNA members

Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Selected as one of approximately 50 top engineers nationally in electrical engineering and computer science to attend workshop hosted by MIT and CMU

Pittsburgh 40 under 40

Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 under 40 in 2016

3-minute Thesis Competition

Placed 2nd in all of Carnegie-Mellon University for 3-minute elevator speech on PhD thesis

Hertz Foundation Finalist

Named one of 50 most promising graduate students nationally in engineering and physical sciences from a pool of 800 applicants


National Merit Scholarship for placing in the highest PSAT/NMSQT score index; Amherst Women’s Club Grace Rollason Memorial Scholarship; Siemens-Westinghouse National Semifinalist; All-USA Academic Teams Honorable Mention by USA Today



AI and Society

What impact will AI have on medical regulations and practice?

The Human Brain

Machine learning can unravel complex mysteries of the human brain

Early Osteoarthritis Detection

Predicting future osteoarthritis progression 3 years before symptoms


Ideas to scale up pandemic response worldwide using emerging health technologies

Transport-Based Learning

Automated discovery and visualization of hidden patterns in medical images

Medical Mysteries

Interesting vignettes in patient care

Improving COPD Assessment

Finding quantitative biomarkers in chest images to better assess COPD


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