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David Oniani is an artificial intelligence researcher and software engineer. He works as a machine learning research scientist in the Department of Health Information Management. His work revolves around building the research data warehouse, researching AI and supporting various AI projects within the department and across Pitt. 

Before joining Pitt, Oniani worked as a research engineer for DawnLight--Sequoia Capital-backed Silicon Valley startup in ambient intelligence and edge computing. He also worked for the Mayo Clinic as a researcher in artificial intelligence, researching graph neural networks and transformer-based models. At Mayo, Oniani had first-authored several papers published in leading AI, NLP and biomedical informatics conferences and journals, including ACM-BCB and JAMIA. He holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics from Luther College.


Department of Health Information Management