Chalapathy Neti is currently the Director and Global Leader, Healthcare Transformation, at IBM Research. In this role he leads IBM’s global research, spanning 9 worldwide labs, on information technology innovation for healthcare transformation.
Prior to this role, he was an Executive Architect in the Information Agenda organization, IBM Software Group. In this role, he consulted with healthcare institutions to develop an information management strategy for improved outcomes and efficiency. Prior to his assignment in Software Group, Chalapathy Neti was a Senior Manager for Information Analysis and Interaction technologies at IBM Research. In this role, he managed several research groups involved in developing text, image and video analysis technologies and its application to Bio-medical Informatics, Medical Imaging and real-time Decision intelligence (e.g. Customer Intelligence, Fraud detection and Video Surveillance. Prior to the senior management role, he held various senior technical and management positions including the CTO of IBM’s Digital Media business, manager of audio-visual speech technologies and technical roles in rich media analysis (speech, audio and video) and mining. He has been with IBM since 1990. Chalapathy Neti received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University (1990), and B.S degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1980).
He has more than 20 years of advanced R&D experience and has authored over 50 articles (conference and journal) in various fields related to bio-medical informatics, medical imaging, speech and video analysis, Computational Neuroscience and VLSI Design. He has 16 patents and several pending. He is an active contributor to Institute of Medicine on Evidence-based Medicine and Learning Healthcare Systems. He was a co-organizer of the National Cancer Policy Forum/Institute of Medicine Workshop on “A Foundation for Evidence-Driven Practice: A Rapid Learning System for Cancer Care”(2009), and IOM workshop on “Improving the clinical data utility” (2009). He was a former member (2008-2010) of the Executive Review Board of MI3C (Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center – a collaboration between IBM and Mayo Clinic). He is an active contributor to the scientific discourse on the role of I/T in healthcare as a panelist/speaker including Health 2.0 (2011), NIH conference on “Advancing Rare Diseases Research” (2010) and the Congressional Panel on “How I/T is changing Medical Research” (2009). He is a senior member of IEEE and serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Lifesciences Portal. He is a former member of IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing technical committee (2001-2004), an associate editor of IEEE transactions on Multimedia (2002-2005) and a guest editor for the IBM Systems Journal. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology (an association of the top IBM technical leaders).