I am currently working on new projects spanning big data, biomedicine, and Internet technologies.
WalmartLabs was formed upon Walmart's acquisition of Kosmix. Among other initiatives, I created and led Get On The Shelf, a contest and web series that helped small businesses and gained positive attention in social and traditional media.
I joined Kosmix upon its acquisition of my startup, Cruxlux.
Founded with a friend; we built powerful, scalable, fun new technologies related to search, context, and semantic relationships.
At Stanford, I served project management and lead development roles for Folding@Home, a distributed computing project (simulating protein folding and drug binding) that grew into the most powerful in the world.
I did my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. at Stanford University. I also was a Mayfield Fellow there.
I have a variety of interests
related to the application of novel computational, biomedical, and chemical technologies
to real problems.
Monta Vista High School Career Night ("Giving Yourself Options with Interdisciplinary STEM") - 2014 >>
Dreamforce (Panelist for "Retail Industry Keynote") - 2013
Dreamforce (Panelist for "Retail Industry Keynote" and "Social Marketing in Retail") - 2012
SAMPL-1 at CUP IX (Presentation) - 2008 >>
FuturTech, Ross School of Business at University of Michigan (Panelist on "Crowdsourcing: The Wisdom of the Commons?") - 2008
IIT Madras Biotechnology Dept. Seminar - 2007 >>
San Francisco Bay Area ACM - 2007 >>
Thesis defense - 2007 >>
Stanford ACM - 2006
BCATS 2004 (awarded "Best Talk" prize) >>
© Guha Jayachandran
Fundamental and applied accomplishments. Experience in academic research, entrepreneurship, and university-level teaching.
All degrees below from Stanford University.
Ph.D., Computer Science, with Ph.D. Minor in Chemistry
Dissertation: Parallel Computing Methods for Probing Biomolecular Kinetics and Thermodynamics
Adviser: Prof. Vijay S. Pande
9-month program in technological entrepreneurship and management
M.S., Computer Science (Specialization: Biocomputation / Bioinformatics)
B.S., Computer Science
Graduated "with Distinction."
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (2003-2006)
Siebel Scholar (2002) – Awarded top computer science and business graduate students in country
Terman Engineering Scholastic Award (2003) – Top engineering students at Stanford
Perfect score on the GRE (2001)
California Byrd Scholar (1999-2003)
Target All Around Scholarship (1999)
National Merit Scholar (1999)
Black belt in Shotokan karate (1998)
Instructor (CA), Computational Drug Discovery (Winter 2006)
Teaching Assistant, Computational Models of the Neocortex (Autumn 2006)
Teaching Assistant, Algorithms for Structure and Motion in Biology (Spring 2004)
Section Leader, Introductory Computer Science (Winter 2001)
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Kosmix Corp. — 2009-present
Co-founder and president, Cruxlux LLC — 2007-2009
Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry Department, Stanford University — 2007-2008
Graduate student (M.S. and Ph.D.), Computer Science Dept., Stanford University – 2002-2007
Consultant, CT Marketing, R2 Technology — 2003-2004
Intern, Trilogy Software — Summer 2001
SHARP Intern, NASA Ames Research Center – Summers 1998-1999
Assistant karate instructor – 1997-1999
Volunteer, El Camino Hospital and Arbor Free Clinic – 1998-2000
Stanford President's Investment Responsibility Advisory Board – 2003-2004
Planning meeting, The Energy-Free Home Challenge ($20M "green" homes contest) – 2008
Informal adviser to the nation of Bhutan's first private college (opening 2009) – present
Guha Jayachandran, Vince Voelz, Vijay S. Pande. "A Bayesian approach to relative free energy calculations." In preparation (to be J. Chem. Phys. 2009).
Guha Jayachandran. Computational Drug Discovery. Course reader available free online.
Edgar Luttmann, Daniel L. Ensign, V. Vishal, Mike Houston, Noam Rimon, Jeppe Oland, Guha Jayachandran, Mark Friedrichs, Vijay S. Pande. "Accelerating Molecular Dynamic Simulation on the Cell processor and PlayStation 3." J. Comp. Chem. 2008.
Guha Jayachandran, V. Vishal, Angel E. Garcia, Vijay S. Pande. "Local structure formation in simulations of two small proteins." J. Struct. Bio. 2007.
Guha Jayachandran, Michael R. Shirts, Sanghyun Park, Vijay S. Pande. "Parallelized Over Parts Computation of Absolute Binding Free Energy with Docking and Molecular Dynamics." J. Chem. Phys. 2006.
Guha Jayachandran, V. Vishal, Vijay S. Pande. "Using massively parallel simulation and Markov models to study protein folding: Examining the dynamics of the villin headpiece." J. Chem. Phys. 2006.
Bojan Zagrovic, Guha Jayachandran, Ian S. Millett, Sebastian Doniach, Vijay S. Pande. "How large is alpha-helix in solution? Studies of the radii of gyration of helical peptides by SAXS and MD." J. Mol. Bio. 2006.
Hideaki Fujutani, Yoshiaki Tanida, Masakatsu Ito, Guha Jayachandran, Christopher D. Snow, Michael R. Shirts, Eric J. Sorin, Vijay S. Pande. "Direct calculation of the binding free energies of FKBP ligands using the Fujitsu BioServer massively parallel computer." J. Chem. Phys. 2005.
Young Min Rhee, Eric J. Sorin, Guha Jayachandran, Erik Lindahl, Vijay S. Pande. "Simulations of the role of water in the protein-folding mechanism." PNAS 2004.
Eric J. Sorin, Bradley J. Nakatani, Young Min Rhee, Guha Jayachandran, V Vishal, Vijay S Pande. "Does Native State Topology Determine the RNA Folding Mechanism?" J. Mol. Bio. 2004.