Kaveri A Thakoor


Kaveri was a PhD Candidate and NSF Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University developing intelligent systems to detect diseases from medical images. Prior to this, she was a member of the Earthquake Early Warning Team at Caltech. She earned her B.S. Honors in Chemistry from Stanford University, her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and was a recipient of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in computational chemistry at Caltech. Her research interests include capturing human vision and human decision-making attributes in intelligent systems. Currently, her work focuses on developing accurate and interpretable deep learning models to detect eye disease from Optical Coherence Tomography images of the retina. 

She graduated with her PhD in May 2022 and earned the Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize. She is now an assistant professor at CUMC.