Guha  Jayachandran,  Ph.D. | guhaj@cs.stanford  e d u




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



Mayfield Fellow




9-month program in technological entrepreneurship and management



M.S., Computer Science (Specialization: Biocomputation/Bioinformatics)




>4.0 G.P.A.



B.S., Computer Science




Graduated "with Distinction."



National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow

Siebel Scholar – Awarded top computer science and business graduate students in country

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (declined)

Terman Engineering Scholastic Award – Top engineering students at Stanford

Perfect score on the GRE

California Byrd Scholar

Target All Around Scholarship

National Merit Scholar

Black belt in Shotokan karate



Available upon request. Few recommendations visible here.



C.E.O., Onai

Adviser, Collective Health

Director of Engineering, WalmartLabs

Semantic products, Kosmix

Co-founder, Cruxlux

Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry Department, Stanford University

Consultant, CT Marketing, R2 Technology

Intern, Trilogy Software

SHARP Intern, NASA Ames Research Center



Assistant karate instructor

Volunteer, El Camino Hospital and Arbor Free Clinic

Stanford President's Investment Responsibility Advisory Board

Planning meeting, The Energy-Free Home Challenge ($50M "green" homes contest)

Siebel Scholars China Delegation



Instructor (CA), Computational Drug Discovery

Teaching Assistant, Computational Models of the Neocortex

Teaching Assistant, Algorithms for Structure and Motion in Biology

Section Leader, Introductory Computer Science



Silicon Valley Machine Learning. "Making Your Devices Smart." October 2015.

XPRIZE Think Tank S.F.. "The ABCDs of a Revolution: How A.I., Big Data, Computer vision, and Data science are changing the world." September 2015.

Monta Vista High School Career Night. "Giving Yourself Options with Interdisciplinary STEM." January 2014.

Dreamforce 2013. Panelist for "Retail Industry Keynote." November 2013.

Dreamforce 2012. Panelist for "Retail Industry Keynote" and "Social Marketing in Retail." September 2012.

Statistical Assessment of the Modeling of Proteins and Ligands (SAMPL-1). Presentation. OpenEye CUP IX, Santa Fe, NM. March 2008.

FuturTech 2008. Panelist on "Crowdsourcing: The Wisdom of the Commons?" Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. January 2008.

IIT Madras Biotechnology Dept. Seminar. "Examining Protein Folding and Binding with the Most Powerful Distributed Computing Network in the World." November 2007.

San Francisco Bay Area ACM. "Folding@Home: Probing Biomolecular Phenomena with Massively Parallel Computation." June 2007.

BCATS 2004, "Folding Simulations of the Villin Headpiece in Explicit Solvent." October 2004. (Awarded "Best Talk" prize.)



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.