Date Posted: 1/29/2019

The 2019 class of Forbes “30 under 30” includes fifteen Cornellians and one of them is Maithra Raghu, who earned her M.S. last year and is currently working toward her doctorate under Jon Kleinberg. Forbes heralded the 2019 class as featuring some of today’s “brashest entrepreneurs […] shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries."

On her Forbes profile, Raghu’s work is described this way: “Deep neural networks are being used for a number of applications, but how they arrive at their results can sometimes be a black box. Maithra Raghu's research is aimed at understanding that black box and applying it to healthcare problems. In particular her work is aimed at determining whether a patient is likely to be misdiagnosed for a particular condition and thus in need of a second opinion.”

Raghu will be speaking at a Cornell alumni event streaming live on January 30, 2019 from 11am to 2pm. The invitation reads: “Lou Diamond ’92 and Iyore Olaye ’16 will interview ten of the fifteen Cornellians who made this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 list. These alumni represent a wide range of industries, from consumer technology to food and drink, retail and commerce, manufacturing and industry, energy, and venture capital. Join us for a fast-paced schedule. Get your questions in now and hear their answers live.”