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PhD in Computer Science

Kyle Swanson

2021 Cohort

Bronxville, NY, United States

Kyle Swanson, from Bronxville, New York, is pursuing a PhD in computer science at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics and with a master’s degree in computer science. As a Marshall Scholar, he earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a master’s degree in biotechnology from Imperial College London. Kyle aims to apply machine learning to tackle complex problems in biology and healthcare. While at MIT, he worked with Professor Regina Barzilay to develop a machine learning model that can determine a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer from a mammogram, and this model has helped assess tens of thousands of women's mammograms at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also applied machine learning to chemistry, resulting in the discovery of halicin, the first antibiotic identified by artificial intelligence.


PhD in Computer Science, School of Engineering