Our Team

Our team consists of world-renowned scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs from Microsoft, VMware, Stanford, Yale, Cornell and IITs, with expertise across Artificial Intelligence, data science, engineering, design, products and program management.

Aditya is a development sector professional who is passionate about creating social change. He has experience in government relations, fundraising, communications, and program management.

Aditya Nayan

Partnerships and Fundraising Manager

A Computer Science graduate, from BITS Pilani, Pilani. Worked as a research assistant at the Machine & Language Learning Lab, Indian Institute of Science, building large-scale domain-specific knowledge graphs.

Aditya Sarma

Research Fellow

A graduate of Political Science and Human Rights, Akshita is a self-professed professional storyteller and passionate about international affairs and social impact. She has previously worked with the International Rescue Committee, Edelman, and SUN Group.

Akshita M Bhanj Deo

Communications Strategist

A theoretical physicist, Alpan taught math and computational biology at the Claremont Colleges in California, and later worked in research and AI teams at D E Shaw Research, Amazon and LinkedIn.

Alpan Raval

Head of Data Science

Graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering from IIT Guwahati. Have worked on the application of AI to problem areas such as cancer screening, satellite imagery and genomics.

Aman Dalmia

Research Fellow

Amrita studied Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay and Stanford University. She spent over a decade in strategy, operations, and marketing roles at Google, BCG, Pocket Gems, and Good Earth.

Amrita Mahale

Product and Strategy Lead

Anjali has a postgraduate degree in advanced accountancy, and is passionate about working with accounts, marketing support, and compliance.

Anjali Purohit

Finance Executive

Ankit has a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur and has a deep interest in Machine Learning and Computer Vision research. He has worked on Explainable AI and Machine Learning applications in Vision and Probabilistic ML.

Ankit Bhardwaj

Research Fellow

An engineer experienced in various scientific programming tools, with a strong grounding in design and research. Ankit explore ways to improve the lives of people in developing countries with well-designed technological interventions.

Ankit Chaurasia

Software Product Engineer

Arun has been a media entrepreneur for the past 17 years and has worked as an independent writer, editor, graphic designer (print and digital), and programmer. He has also had a fruitful stint as teacher and program director at a French college of graphic design and visual communication.

Arun Kale

Communications Manager

In the past 15 years, Balasabeh has successfully built community-managed institutions, resources for betterment of resources scared community and farms, and engaged in building sophisticated and effective technical tools for larger social good.

Balasaheb K Dhame

Product Management Associate

Chetna has an MBA in Finance and three years of experience as a Financial Analyst. Coming from a strict corporate background, she is excited to be a part of an organisation that is working towards large-scale social good.

Chetna Paunikar

Finance Executive

An engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani and MBA from IIM, Indore, he has worked in product management in organisations such as Amazon and Ola.

Dhruvin Vora

Product Manager

Dimple has a post graduation diploma, specialising in HR and Business Administration, and is Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified. Her 16 years of experience has included Accounts and Audit, Customer Service, HR Shared Services, Employee Engagement, and Managing Administration for Executive CXX levels.

Dimple Kapadia

Executive Assistant

A medical graduate and public health professional with more than 20 years of health programming experience, Dr. Agrawal has, throughout his career, led large programs for improving lives and health outcomes of women and children in diverse contexts and geographies.

Dr. Neeraj Agrawal

Senior Program Director

A renowned researcher in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, Anandan’s career spans over 30 years in academia and industry in the US and India. He was the Founder and Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, and professor of Computer Science at Yale University.

Dr. P. Anandan


A medical graduate turned public health professional, Parag has considerable experience with working in the Mumbai slums as well as the rural/ tribal pockets of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra, in the areas of immunisation, MNCH, and non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Parag Bhamare

Program Manager

Rahul is an MIT TR35 awardee, World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Industrial Design Society of America Gold winner, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He holds an MS/PhD in EE from Stanford University, is an alumnus of the Stanford d.school, and has a B.Tech from IIT Madras.

Dr. Rahul Panicker

Chief Research and Innovation Officer

A graduate of the D Y Patil School of Medicine, Saurabh has worked with IPE global and McKinsey & Co. as a consultant, helping government agencies improve health systems using innovations.

Dr. Saurabh Rane

Programs Associate

An ex-management consultant and Chartered Accountant by qualification, Janak is an advisor to the Chief Minister’s Office, Government of Maharashtra. He played a key role in setting up Wadhwani AI, and also conceptualised and executed an AI Innovation Challenge.

Janak Shah

AI Hub Manager

Jerome earned his PhD in Computer Science at CalTech, was a faculty member at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and a researcher at IBM Research. He is very interested in using technology to improve the livelihoods of less-advantaged communities.

Jerome White

Senior Researcher

Mihir graduated from IIT Bombay's CS program and is here on a leave of absence from his PhD in machine learning at Princeton University. He is excited to see how technology can be used for solving problems that really matter and learn from people within and outside his domain.

Mihir Kulkarni

Research Fellow

A graduate of IIIT Delhi, Namrata interned at Microsoft Research and now works at Wadhwani AI. She has a keen interest in unsupervised learning and AI for wildlife conservation.

Namrata Deka

Research Fellow

A graduate of Stanford University and a technology and product leader, Nikhil has engineered large-scale high-performance systems and helped bootstrap R&D teams at VMware in the US and India.

Nikhil Jagtiani

Head of Engineering

An entrepreneur, technologist, designer, and maker, Nikhil is a TED fellow and part of the founding team of the INK conference. He made seed-stage investments in deep health tech with Garage5B and launched Brahma3, India’s first indigenously developed 3D printer.

Nikhil Velpanur

Senior Director – Partnerships, Communications, Fundraising, AI Hub

Piyush began his research journey with a taste of pure mathematics (group theory, linear algebra) research at IISER Mohali, and later got highly interested in probabilistic machine learning. He is currently trying to explore and understand the power of AI.

Piyush Bagad

Research Fellow

Pramod has been acquiring talent strategically for the last four years. He has eventually moved to an Associate Business Partner (HRBP) position, where he is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.

Pramod Prabhakar

Associate – HR Business Partner

Raghavender holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Human Resources. Having worked with product and product engineering firms in the past, he uses his considerable experience to deliver HR best practices by motivating, managing, and empowering people.

Raghavender Reddy

HR Manager

An alumnus of Cornell, UMass Amherst, and IIT Madras, Raghu is a product and go-to-market veteran. He has launched and scaled impact-focused innovations in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and government.

Raghu Dharmaraju

Vice President – Products and Programs

Rajesh has worked in the social sector for three decades, with not-for-profits, corporate foundations, institutions, and government organisations. His career also includes 15 years of working in the government.

Rajesh Jain

Senior Director – Programs

As a former Senior Administrator in government, he has contributed towards ICT implementation, development, and skill-building, and is a former president of NASSCOM. He is now an independent adviser on technology development and implementation.

Rentala Chandrashekhar


A recent dual-degree graduate from IIT Delhi, most of Sansiddh's college research work has been in AI for Social Good/ ICTD, be it a data-driven study of Indian district courts, or tracking socio-economic development in India using Census data.

Sansiddh Jain

Research Fellow

Simantini is a Cost Accountant with nearly a decade of experience of working in accounts, compliance, statutory audits, and other areas in the finance and healthcare manufacturing sectors.

Simantini Sahasrabudhe

Finance Manager

With over 12 years of industry experience, he has provided administrative and operations support to companies like Glenmark Pharmaceuticals , ACC Cement, and Sodexo Onsite Solutions.

Sonu Vijan

Administration Manager

An electronics and communications engineer, Vasudha previously worked for Microsoft as a Partner Technology Strategist and drove nation-side partnerships for Data and AI. She looks forward to bringing her experience with building AI products and services to the social impact sector.

Vasudha Khare

Innovation Fellow

Vishal has an undergraduate degree from IIT Guwahati, majoring in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Having previously worked at NVIDIA as an intern he has a keen interest in Systems and Machine Learning, and is passionate about working towards Social Good and AGI.

Vishal Agarwal

Research Fellow

An ex-Facebook engineer and a Computer Science alumnus of UW-Madison and IIT Bombay, Vishal has always been excited about building AI-powered products that work towards improving lives.

Vishal Agarwal

Software Product Engineer