About Me

Gopal P. Sarma
MD Candidate, Emory University School of Medicine
PhD in Applied Physics, Stanford University
AB in Mathematics, Harvard University
Email: gopalsarma [at] outlook [dot] com
Other: [GitHub][GoogleScholar][ScientificGeneralists.org]

I’m a scientist, programmer, and physician-in-training.

My educational and career trajectory has largely been motivated by an interest in understanding and shaping the impact of software systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics on society. I am interested in a wide array of contemporary issues ranging from bias and discrimination arising in machine learning systems to the use of computational modeling and data science in biomedicine. I am also actively involved in researching long-term issues in AI safety, AI ethics, and AI governance related to the development of fully autonomous software and robotic systems. I have worked with underserved populations through the alcohol and narcotics rehabilitation programs at the Salvation Army in Cambridge, MA as well as Grady Memorial Hospital, the VA Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and multiple outpatient clinics in Atlanta, GA. I have worked as a data scientist and software engineer for Quantifind, Wolfram Research, and The OpenWorm Foundation. I collaborate with scientists, policy makers, health care professionals and others to ensure that AI systems are humanely designed and organically integrated into the culture and operating frameworks of existing organizations.