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As President of SRI International, Manish Kothari, Ph.D., jointly develops SRI strategy with the CEO and ensures that corporate resources and talent are aligned with supporting SRI’s research needs. In this role, he also directly oversees SRI Ventures, Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communications, and SRI’s International offices, including the Japan office.
Prior to joining SRI, Manish co-founded and was CEO of Mytrus (successfully acquired by Medidata), which utilized NLP and ML to offer cloud-based software as a service platform for the direct-to-participant clinical trials. He has also held a series of executive roles in a number of successfully exited startups, including Sales & Marketing as well as in R&D.
Manish received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from Cornell University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. His bachelor of technology degree in aerospace engineering (summa cum laude) is from the Indian Institute of Technology. He holds multiple patents and is the author or co-author of several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Manish has served on the boards of a number of startups, spanning robotics (Seismic, Abundant), AI/ML (Oto), space (LeoLabs) and a number of others.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing squash, hiking and creative writing.