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Ajay Karpur

Hi! I'm Ajay (pronounced uh-jay). I'm interested in the intersections between biology, technology, and security.

I'm currently a senior research software engineer at RAND, working with the Meselson Center, which is dedicated to reducing risks from biological threats and emerging technologies.

Before joining RAND, I worked on projects related to pandemic preparedness and biosecurity. Previously, I worked on projects related to machine learning, healthcare, and life sciences at AWS and at Grand Challenge, Amazon's moonshot lab. Prior to that, I was Co-founder and CTO at Somatic Labs, a company developing wearable devices for customers ranging from NASA to Fortune 500 companies. I've also conducted research in neural microsystems and human-computer interfaces.