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A 10-year data science view of the complexity of cancer


What is cancer? Very simply, it is a cell with a faulty "off" switch. With more than 30 trillion cells in the human body, this process can be wide and varied. Sanjay will summarize four concepts that drive data in Healthcare and Life Sciences in the study of cancer: a. Sample Size (and how to get it) b. Infrastructure (and how to scale it) c. Workflows (and how to identify them) d. Complexity (and how to handle it). An anthology of data from the past 10 years that illustrate the complexity of cancer will be presented.


Sanjay Joshi is the Industry CTO, Healthcare at Dell EMC. Based in Seattle, Sanjay's career has spanned the entire gamut of life-sciences and healthcare from clinical and biotechnology research to healthcare informatics to medical devices. 

A "skunkworks" engineer, bioengineer and informaticist, he defines himself as a "non-reductionist" with a "systems view of the world.” His current focus is a systems-level understanding of Healthcare from the Edge to the Cloud via Genomics, Proteomics, Microbiomics, Imaging and IoT processes and data infrastructures. 

Recent experience has included AI platforms, data management and instruments for Electronic Medical Records; Proteomics and Flow Cytometry; FDA and HIPAA validations; Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS); Translational Genomics research and Imaging. Sanjay holds a patent in multi-dimensional flow cytometry analytics. He began his career developing and building X-Ray machines. Sanjay was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant and has been a consultant or co-Principal-Investigator on several NIH grants. He is actively involved in non-profit biotech networking and educational organizations in the Seattle area and beyond. Sanjay holds a Master of Biomedical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and a Bachelor of Instrumentation Technology from Bangalore University. He completed several medical school and PhD level courses (in Sydney and Seattle).