Rishikesan Kamaleswaran 

Principal Investigator

Rishikesan (Rishi) Kamaleswaran is an Associate Professor at Emory University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, with secondary appointments in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada. He is the Director of Translational Informatics within the School of Medicine and the Georgia CTSA. He is the Co-Director of the NIH P30 Georgia Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Core Center where he oversees a number of clinical informatics research. He also oversees the Emory Real-Time Data Science and Decision Support (RADS2) center that advances AI/ML applications at the bedside. His research is funded by a number of federal and regional agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Veteran's Affairs, Department of Defence, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the CF foundation.

Kim Tierney

Research Manager

Kim Tierney has worked in a variety of positions over the years promoting public health both domestically and internationally. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina Asheville where she double majored in French and International Studies and minored in Africana Studies. She most recently worked as a Program Associate for the International Trachoma Initiative, a program of the Task Force for Global Health. During her time there, she supported the program team through their yearly cycle of country applications, facilitated the distribution and receipt of trachoma monitoring forms in collaboration with the WHO, and helped with meeting support for the Trachoma Expert Committee meetings, as well as regional cross-border meetings in sub-Saharan Africa.


Among other jobs, she has previously worked as a nutrition and culinary instructor for both children and adults with a non-profit that provides increased access to healthy, fresh food; taught yoga and provided communications support for a non-profit yoga studio that offers entirely donation classes; and served as a Communications Manager and French translator for a machinery company operating primarily in Guinea.


When she’s not working, Kim enjoys spending time outside hiking and backpacking, cooking and baking for loved ones, dancing, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her two cats, Sebastian and Linguine.

Current Team Members

 Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Graduate Research Students

Alireza Rafiei

PhD Student

Emory CSI

Mehak Arora

PhD Student


Chase Fensore 

PhD student 


Ashwin Pathak

Master Student


Dhanush Babu Ramesh 

Master Student


Hina Gaur

Master Student

GT Bioinformatics

Shrramana Ganesh

Master Student

GT Bioinformatics

Clinicians and Engineers

Jeffery Wang

Cardiologist/ Cardiac ICU Fellow


Ryan Birmingham

System Software Engineer


Undergraduates Students

 Aditya Prabhakar


GT Neuroscience

Chengkun Yang 


Emory Biology 

Divij Karnani 




Saideep Narendrula, MS

Palak Aggarwal, MS

Azade Tabaie, PhD (Scientist, MedStar Health Research Institute)

Chris Josef, MD (Consultant)

Ian A. Wong, MD PhD (Faculty, Duke University)

Hayoung Jeong, MS, (PhD Student, Duke University)

Yi Chieh Liu, MS (Applied Scientist, Amazon)

Pratik Ramesh, MS (PhD Student at GT ECE)

Kushal Kodnad, AMIA High School Scholar 2021 (Undergrad, UC Berkeley)

Swethasree Bhattaram, MS

Xiyang Wu, MS (PhD Student at University of Maryland)

Yash Garg, Undergraduate (Masters student , UC Irvine)

Lakshya Singhal, Undergraduate (Masters student,  Brown University)

Isha Naidu, Undergraduate (Masters UGA)

Lawrence L. He, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Mary Bell, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Cheryl Huang, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Ishan Doma, Undergraduate (GT BME)

Joao Gabriel De Souza, Undergraduate (University of Brasília Production Engineering)

Angana Mondal, Undergraduate (IIT Kharagpur EE)

Raghav Mahajan, High School (West Windsor)

Aryan Kumar, High School (South Forsyth) 


Dr. Craig M. Coopersmith

Director, Emory Critical Care Center

Emory Unviersity School of Medicine

Dr. Tim G. Buchman

Former Director Emory Critical Care Center, Senior Advisor to DHHS BARDA

Dr. Arlene Stecenko

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep

Department of Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Gari D. Clifford

Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Yao Xie

Associate Professor,
Nash Early Career Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Omer Inan

Professor,  Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair,

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Annette Esper

Associate Professor,
Emory University

Dr. Andre Holder

Assistant Professor,
Emory University

Dr. Greg Martin

Professor and former President SCCM, 

Emory University

Dr. Jocelyn Grunwell

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University

Dr. Xiao Hu

Professor, School of Nursing

Emory University

Dr. Andrea Newsome

Clinical Associate Professor Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Augusta

University of Georgia

Dr. Rafick Sekaly

Professor, Vice-Chair of Translational Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Emory University

Dr. Miriam Vos

MSPH Co-Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Professor of Pediatrics

Emory University

Dr. Michael R. Pinsky

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Bioengineering, Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical & Translational Science

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Gilles Clermont

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Mathematics, Clinical and Translational Science, and Industrial Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Mihir R. Atreya

Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Hector R. Wong

Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati