Ram Hariharan

Associate Teaching Professor and Director of College of Engineering Programs in Seattle,  Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering Programs



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Ramkumar Hariharan, PhD is head of applied AI at Macro-Eyes, Inc. A science educator, computational biologist, and data scientist, he has led several successful biomedical and health care projects at world-renowned medical research institutions. He was team leader for multiple vaccine supply chain projects at Macro-Eyes, working closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ram has worked as a principal data scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and, as a research scientist at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle (where he worked with legendary geneticist Lee Hood). His areas of focus include all aspects of human longevity, advanced statistical data analyses, data visualization, and machine learning.

He has also focused on data-driven genomic investigations at the University of Oxford, UK, and at RIKEN, Japan where he was visiting scientist.

Ram originally started out as computational biology faculty at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, a federal institute in India and has a PhD in the subject.

Ram’s honors and awards include being the only British Council Researcher Exchange Program award winner in 2007 from India, Young Scientist Award from the Government of India, University Gold Medalist for his Master’s, invited external grants reviewer for the Governments of Poland and Hong Kong. Ram has also been heavily involved in popularizing science on Television and National Radio in India, been a freelance science columnist for The Hindu, India’s National Daily. He has also won prizes for TV advertisement copywriting (English).


  • PhD, Computational biology statistical modeling and simulation of biophysical data, machine learning, University of Kerala, Kerala, India, 2008
Ram Hariharan


Apr 11, 2024

Exploring Data-Driven Approach to Cancer Survivors

MGEN Associate Teaching Professor Ram Hariharan had his research on “A Data-driven Approach to Improve Wellness and Reduce Recurrence in Cancer Survivors” published in Frontiers in Oncology.


Mar 08, 2024

Using Machine Learning to Predict Cancer Treatment Response

Ram Hariharan, an associate teaching professor and director of engineering programs in Seattle, discusses how he is developing machine learning tools to predict responses to cancer immunotherapy and democratize access to these treatments.

Ram Hariharan

In the Media

Oct 04, 2023

AI impact: Claims it could lead to shorter work week, extended lifespan

Ram Hariharan, an associate teaching professor and associate director of program management in Seattle, was featured in The National Desk article “AI impact: Claims it could lead to shorter work week, extended lifespan.”

Seattle, WA

May 16, 2023

Can AI Help Scientists Slow the Aging Process?

Ramkumar Hariharan, a senior scientist at the Institute for Experiential AI, is developing the Artificial Intelligence Longevity Toolbox (AI-LOT) to assist biologists in understanding their data when it comes to aging.

Ram Hariharan


Aug 12, 2022

Using Deep Learning to Customize Cancer Treatment

Ram Hariharan, an associate teaching professor and associate director of program management in Seattle, is using deep learning techniques to sift through a ton of medical data to find which are the most effective cancer treatments based on a person’s specific health. How deep learning is transforming the way we treat cancer patients Main Photo: […]

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