Dr. Ajay N. Jain
Professor, University of California San Francisco,
Dr. Jain received his PhD in Computer Science in 1991 from Carnegie Mellon University working on computational machine learning methods for speech understanding. His undergraduate training was at the University of Minnesota, resulting in BS degrees in Biochemistry and in Computer Science. Dr. Jain spent a number of years in the defense industry working on image processing and target recognition, concurrent with his academic training and for a brief period following his PhD. Beginning in 1992, Dr. Jain worked in a series of start-up biopharmaceutical companies on computational methods for structure-based drug design prior to joining UCSF in 1999. His research focus is in predictive computational modeling of biological systems, particularly as applied to drug discovery.
Dr. Jain also serves as co-chair of the SCS Alumni Advisory Board