Anand Malpani is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare in March 2017. He received his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2010. He undertook a summer research project in medical imaging at the Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes under the guidance of Vincent Ricordel in 2009. He joined the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2010.
His doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Gregory D. Hager, focused on surgical education and simulation-based training with the goal of automated surgical coaching. During this work, he developed tools that combine crowdsourcing and machine learning to deliver coaching interventions in collaboration with multiple surgical faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was awarded the Intuitive Surgical Student Fellowship in 2013, and the Link Foundation’s Modeling, Training and Simulation Fellowship in 2015. He was a summer research intern in the Simulation team at Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) in 2015.
His focus is to develop technologies that assist surgical trainees in their skill learning processes. He is working towards the realization of a fully automated virtual coach to make trainees proficient in fundamental surgical skills, and to do so outside of the operating room in a virtual reality simulation-based training environment.