AI in Action E123: Shameer Khader, Senior Director of Data Science at AstraZeneca


Welcome to episode 123 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Shameer Khader, Senior Director of Data Science, Digital Health and Bioinformatics at AstraZeneca in New York. AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Their mission is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

They focus on three main therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory – and are also selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. To put themselves in the best position to push the boundaries of science, they seek to leverage a combination of capabilities, which encompass both small molecules and biologics, and include immunotherapies and developing innovative delivery devices that can offer choice to patients.

In the show, Shameer will tell you about:  

Problems he has solved by applying AI and Machine Learning 

Fascinating projects he has worked on in the Healthcare sector 

How they are applying AI and Data Science at AstraZeneca 

Projects within clinical trial data and data integration 

How to manage an effective Data Science team 

Why he loves working at AstraZeneca 

How AI will continue to impact drug discovery 

To find out more about Shameer and his work at AstraZeneca, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @AstraZeneca. You can also connect with Shameer on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter @kshameer

What did you make of Shameer's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI & Data Science in the Healthcare sector industry heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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