Peniel Argaw

peniel (at) g (dot) harvard (dot) edu


Hello! I am a PhD candidate at Harvard University advised by Prof. Isaac Kohane.

My research focuses on utilizing unsupervised partitioning methods to identify clinically meaningful subgroups. In particular, I am interested in

  1. Identifying robust subgroups with optimized variance
  2. Assessing stability and generalizability of clustering algorithms across varying domains
  3. Evaluating the factors of heterogeneity in a population, to motivate for the advancement of personalized preventative and treatment strategies

Previously, I received my master’s degree from MIT in Computer Science where I was advised by Dr. Leo Celi, and I received my bachelor’s degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.