Dr. Yugal Sharma was Senior Director of Solutions at CAS, with over 15 years of experience in applying and managing data science and machine learning approaches to solve complex problems in the healthcare space. Yugal was a scientist for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focusing on developing early disease detection algorithms. Since NIH, Yugal helped found a technology startup, followed by a business consulting startup. More recently, he applied his background as a government consultant focusing on analytics strategy for NIH and FDA clients. He has published several scientific articles, as well co-authoring a book chapter on the mining of Electronic Health Records to detect disease signals. Yugal received his PhD in Biophysics from University of Cincinnati, where he graduated with honors.