Deepti Karhade

Dr. Deepti Karhade is a Pediatric Dentistry resident in the Division of Pediatric and Public Health at the University of North Carolina’s Adams School of Dentistry

Deepti graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with Honors in Research in 2019. Her work using neural networks to predict 5-year survival in head and neck cancer patients was awarded second prize at the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA), a global competition established by the AADR. As a first-year pediatric dentistry resident, Deepti’s research on developing an automated machine learning classifier to predict ECC status earned her both a Graduate Student Research Award and the prestigious Ralph E. McDonald Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, given to the top presentation by a resident or recent graduate of pediatric dentistry. The automated machine learning ECC classifier application that she developed as part of this project was recently featured as cloud computing case study by Google.