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Somali Chaterji

Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (By Courtesy)
CEO, KeyByte LLC
Purdue University

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audio Somali Chaterji (pronounced shoh-MAH-lee CHA-ter-jee) is an Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) and in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, by courtesy). Dr. Chaterji is also the founder and CEO of a blazing fast cloud computing company, KeyByte (from 2021). Dr. Chaterji leads ICAN, the Innovatory of Cells and Neural Machines, at Purdue. She did her PhD in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from Purdue, winning the Chorafas Dissertation Award and the Future Faculty Fellowship, followed by a postdoc in UT Austin and then a Visiting Assistant Professor stint in Purdue Computer Science. She won the NSF CAREER award from the Computing Directorate (CISE) in January 2022. Her work has appeared at the top applied machine learning, computer systems, and computational genomics conferences and journals. She has received funding from NIH (R01), DOD (ARL), NSF (CISE-CNS, CAREER), NIFA, as well as private industries like Amazon and Adobe Research.

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