Maya Varma, from Cupertino, California, is pursuing a PhD in computer science at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in electrical engineering. Maya aspires to develop artificial intelligence techniques to address global healthcare challenges. As a researcher at the Wall Lab, she devised machine learning methodologies for improving diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and at the Stanford Center for AI in Medicine and Imaging, she created a deep learning system for identifying abnormalities in X-rays. Maya’s research has led to multiple first-author publications and one patent, and she received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the Coca-Cola Scholarship, the Terman Award for Scholastic Achievement, and the Dr. Bart Kamen FIRST Scholarship. She was a first-place winner at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, and has presented her research at the White House to President Obama.