VERT Jean-Philippe

Short Bio

Jean-Philippe Vert is Chief R&D Officer at Owkin, an AI Biotech company that uses AI to discover and develop treatments for unmet medical needs, co-founder and CEO at Bioptimus, a start-up building AI foundation models in biology, and professor (on leave) at PSL University Mines Paris. Before joining Owkin in 2022, he was a research scientist at Google Brain (2018-2022), a research professor at ENS Paris’ mathematics Department (2016-2018); a Fullbright and Miller visiting professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Statistics (2015-2016); a research team leader at the Curie Institute’s research center (2008-2018); a research professor and founding director of Mines ParisTech’s Centre for Computational Biology (2002-2018); and a research associate at Kyoto University’s Bioinformatics Center (2001-2002). He graduated in applied mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique (1995) and received his PhD in mathematics from Paris University (2001). His research interest concerns the theory and practice of statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence to model complex, high-dimensional and structured data, and their applications in computational biology and medicine.