Sharat Israni

Executive Director, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute
Element Lead: Information Commons and Knowledge Network
Committee Members

Sharat Israni is Executive Director of UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences, which is building UCSF’s next-gen research computing capability. Previously, he was Executive Director, Data Science, at Stanford Medicine (Dean’s Office). A long-serving Technology executive, Sharat’s teams pioneered the use of “Big Data.” He served as VP of Data at both Yahoo! (1999-2008) and Intuit (2010-13), as these companies pioneered “Big” Data Science to re-invent their products. He led Digital Media systems for broadcast/interactive TV at Silicon Graphics; and Data Systems teams at IBM/Metaphor and HP. Sharat has organized workshops for NSF, NIH and RCUK on today’s topic.