Nikhil Buduma

Nikhil Buduma, 21, is a scientist, author, and entrepreneur. He specialises in deep learning, artificial intelligence, and healthcare.

At age 13, Nikhil studied university-level mathematics at San Jose and Stanford in pursuit of methods to model biochemical and physiological phenomenon. Two years later at age 15, Nikhil became the managing scientist of a university drug discovery laboratory, building low-cost platforms to bootstrap biotechnology research in developing nations. Before completing his high school education, he also contributed to the design of the whooping cough vaccine and was awarded two gold medals at the International Biology Olympiad for his accomplishments in the biological sciences.

After high school, Nikhil completed a degree in computer science and engineering at MIT, graduating in two years. While at MIT, Nikhil co-founded the national non-profit organization Lean On Me, an anonymous peer support network for improving mental health and wellness on college campuses across the world. He now sits on the board, leading the expansion of the platform into new markets, including other universities, high schools, and ROTC programs. At MIT, he also joined the distributed machine learning group, where he invented novel methods for deploying powerful artificial intelligence algorithms at scale. As an expert in a rapidly growing research area known as deep learning, Nikhil helped many technology companies (Fitbit, Sumo Logic, etc.), venture capital, and private equity firms rethink their strategies around infrastructure, data, and machine learning.

Quickly realizing that academic concepts could be difficult for the average engineer to grasp, Nikhil aimed to democratise deep learning. He launched a blog to explain complex concepts in simple terms, and it quickly went viral among the data science and machine learning communities. After catching wind of his writing, O'Reilly reached out to him to author the first introductory textbook for deep learning aimed at a mass audience. His book is still in early release, but he has already sold thousands of copies and was invited to sign pre-release prints at the international Strata conference, the most prestigious gathering of data experts in the world.

Nikhil is currently the co-founder and CTO of Remedy, a telemedicine platform that uses the collective intelligence of the world’s smartest physicians and breakthrough machine learning algorithms to offer doctor's appointments at a breakthrough price. Laying the foundation with primary care, Nikhil envisions a world where personalized, effective healthcare is universal and affordable.

Nikhil Buduma, 21, is a scientist, author, and entrepreneur. He specialises in deep learning, artificial intelligence, and healthcare.

At age 13, Nikhil studied university-level mathematics at San Jose and Stanford in pursuit of methods to model biochemical and physiological phenomenon. Two years later at age 15, Nikhil became the managing scientist of a university drug discovery laboratory, building low-cost platforms to bootstrap biotechnology research in developing nations. Before completing his high school education, he also contributed to the design of the whooping cough vaccine and was awarded two gold medals at the International Biology Olympiad for his accomplishments in the biological sciences.

After high school, Nikhil completed a degree in computer science and engineering at MIT, graduating in two years. While at MIT, Nikhil co-founded the national non-profit organization Lean On Me, an anonymous peer support network for improving mental health and wellness on college campuses across the world. He now sits on the board, leading the expansion of the platform into new markets, including other universities, high schools, and ROTC programs. At MIT, he also joined the distributed machine learning group, where he invented novel methods for deploying powerful artificial intelligence algorithms at scale. As an expert in a rapidly growing research area known as deep learning, Nikhil helped many technology companies (Fitbit, Sumo Logic, etc.), venture capital, and private equity firms rethink their strategies around infrastructure, data, and machine learning.

Quickly realizing that academic concepts could be difficult for the average engineer to grasp, Nikhil aimed to democratise deep learning. He launched a blog to explain complex concepts in simple terms, and it quickly went viral among the data science and machine learning communities. After catching wind of his writing, O'Reilly reached out to him to author the first introductory textbook for deep learning aimed at a mass audience. His book is still in early release, but he has already sold thousands of copies and was invited to sign pre-release prints at the international Strata conference, the most prestigious gathering of data experts in the world.

Nikhil is currently the co-founder and CTO of Remedy, a telemedicine platform that uses the collective intelligence of the world’s smartest physicians and breakthrough machine learning algorithms to offer doctor's appointments at a breakthrough price. Laying the foundation with primary care, Nikhil envisions a world where personalized, effective healthcare is universal and affordable.