Bülent Kiziltan, Executive Director, Novartis

Bülent Kiziltan, Novartis

Head, Causal & Predictive Analytics • Data Science & AI • AI Innovation Lab
Modern drug discovery relies heavily on predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. ...
Head, Causal & Predictive Analytics • Data Science & AI • AI Innovation Lab, Novartis
Publisher, CXOTalk

Biography

Dr. Bülent Kızıltan is a scientist and an executive who drives innovation by combining an entrepreneurial mindset with scientific excellence. He has pushed boundaries both in academia and industry, and has been recognized for being a catalyzer in AI innovation crossing disciplinary lines from astrophysics to biotech.

Currently, he is leading innovation efforts focused on Causal and Predictive Analytics at Novartis. The AI Innovation Center is uniquely positioned at the intersection of R&D and real world impact, collaboratively pushing AI frontiers with pioneering partners from academia and industry.

He has received numerous honors and awards for his leadership, mentorship, and teaching from Harvard University. In 2017, he has been recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his outstanding contributions to the future of science. He serves as an advisory council to Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review, and a senior advisor to a world-wide consortium focused on developing therapeutics targeting Covid-19.

Dr. Kızıltan holds a PhD in astrophysics with a focus on applied mathematics, two MSc degrees in astronomy and astrophysics with focus on statistics, and graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian with a BSc in physics.

Previously Worked

Head of Deep Learning, Aetna

Recent Content from Bülent Kiziltan

Data Science, Predictive Analytics, and AI in Drug Discovery

Modern drug discovery relies heavily on predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. We speak with Dr. Bülent Kızıltan, Head of Causal & Predictive Analytics • Data Science & AI at the Novartis AI Innovation Center to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry.

Data Science in Pharma and Drug Discovery

Data science and machine learning are playing an increasingly important role in drug discovery and development. An expert explains why.

Building Teams for Data Science, Analytics, and AI

Managing the people, technology, and processes of data science teams is crucial to gaining benefit from investments in AI and data analytics. In this episode of CXOTalk, industry analyst, Michael Krigsman, interviews a top data scientist and business leader on creating and managing a data science team.

Data Science in Healthcare and Astrophysics

What are common threads between data science in healthcare insurance and astrophysics? CXOTalk speaks with a unique scientist with deep learning expertise in both fields.
Show More