Nasim leads the applied AI and data science department at City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States. She helps supervise teams that are responsible for applying machine learning in clinical decision support and patient care, research, and precision medicine, as well as operations and finance. Before joining City of Hope in 2017, Nasim co-founded an AI company focusing on social media data mining and financial markets and political events prediction. She continues to advise startup companies on successful implementation of AI solutions. Nasim holds a master’s degree in computer science from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Khaje Nasir Toosi University in Tehran, Iran. On a personal level, Nasim enjoys an active lifestyle in sunny Los Angeles and has a passion for fitness and sports. She plays soccer and beach volleyball and goes to the gym every day!