Pallavi Tiwari is featured in our Women in STEAM deck. She is the director of the brain image computing lab at Case Western Reserve University. Pallavi develops AI and machine learning methods for personalized treatments in cancer. She leads a team of researchers and collaborates with clinical collaborators on various projects in brain tumors and neurological disorders.
“I work closely with clinical collaborators to identify the most pressing problems and then work with my students to figure out minimally invasive solutions for those problems.” – Pallavi Tiwari
The favorite part of Pallavi’s work is the translational aspect that it offers. Her work uses routine non-invasive MRI scans acquired from cancer patients to identify personalized treatment options, sometimes in patients with very limited options available to them. In her job, she gets to interact and work with extremely smart and talented undergrad and grad students, which she considers the best part of her job.
Pallavi is a hustler. She always picks herself up from failure and keeps persisting, which has served her well in her career in academia. In her spare time, she loves playing tennis. She grew up as an athlete, having played basketball and tennis in high school. She continues to play tennis regularly, outside of being a full-time academician and mother of a 2-year old toddler. She also happens to run a lab that consists predominately of females. It happened by chance, but she is proud of the wonderful women graduate students and post-docs she gets to work with every day!