2018 Innovator Under 35: Shinjini Kundu

Shinjini Kundu, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical images are so detailed it can be hard to decipher them. Her program can spot what people can’t.

Shinjini Kundu, Medical Researcher and Resident Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Shinjini Kundu is a medical researcher and resident physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Before becoming a medical doctor, Shinjini earned her BS and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University. In her doctoral research, she developed an artificial-intelligence technique to examine medical images for latent signs of disease that are imperceptible to humans. Among the many applications of her diagnostic technology, her technique was shown to predict osteoarthritis in seemingly healthy patients three years before any symptoms appeared. She has given a TEDx talk on this work and was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.