Farhad is a research scientist in the genomics team at Google Health, where he combines genetic data and machine learning techniques to improve disease predictions for a diverse set of populations. His long-term research aims are to better healthcare outcomes and to lower costs. Prior to Google, Farhad was a postdoctoral fellow at Broad Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working on understanding the biological mechanisms of diseases. Farhad obtained his PhD in computer science at UCLA while working on statistical methods to detect causal variants for a wide range of diseases. Farhad has published over 70+ peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Nature Genetics and Science. Farhad has won many awards including the Best Paper in ISMB/ECCB 2015.