MIT’s Pratik Shah and Nighat Dad of Pakistan Named TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows

Pratik Shah

CAMBRIDGE, MA– Pratik Shah, a medical technology scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been named TEDGlobal 2017 Fellow. Nighat Dad, Pakistani founder of the Digital Rights Foundation, has been also named TEDGlobal fellow.

Shah is developing new artificial intelligence architectures – for antibiotic discovery, faster clinical trials and non-ionizing clinical imaging devices that might one day replace dental X-Rays.

Pratik Shah

Dad is founder of the Digital Rights Foundation, a research and advocacy NGO that protects women and minorities from cyber harassment and defends their online freedom of expression.

In addition, Parmesh Shahani  of India was named TED Senior Fellow.

Shahani is the head of the Godrej India Culture Lab, an award winning experimental idea-space based at the Godrej headquarters in Vikhroli, Mumbai. In addition, he is Editor-at-large for Verve magazine.

“The 400+ TED Fellows are making headlines in over 90 countries for their incredible work in all fields,” according to “They are building companies, sequencing rare diseases, exploring the stars, making music, saving lives, mapping political violence, and much much more.”


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