Leonard Apeltsin

BIDS Alumni - Data Science Health Innovation Fellow

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Leonard Apeltsin

Alum Leonard Apeltsin joined BIDS and BCHSI/UCSF (2019-2020) as part of the first cohort of Data Science Health Innovation Fellows in the Innovate For Health program.  He holds a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from UCSF, and a BS in Biology and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.  Before joining BIDS, he was a Senior Data Scientist & Engineering Lead at Primer AI, a machine learning company that specializes in using advanced Natural Language Processing techniques to extract insight from terabytes of unstructured text data.  Dr. Apeltsin’s book, Data Science Bookcamp, has been featured on the best-seller list of Manning Publishing.  His specialties include large-scale analytics, genomics, text analysis, and advanced machine learning techniques.