Mohit Mehra is a lead data engineer at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, working for the Virtual Pediatric ICU under the supervision of Dr. Randall Wetzel. He is assisting data scientists, researchers and app developers in bringing all the disparate sources of healthcare data into a Hadoop based data platform using some of the leading open source big data technologies such as Apache Spark and Nifi. The challenges in data engineering at scale and the promise of data science solving some of the most complex problems in pediatrics is what drives him everyday.
Mohit has over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare and technology space working as a solutions architect and software engineer. Prior to joining CHLA, Mohit worked for Philips Healthcare where he developed embedded systems software for bedside monitors and various cardiology products. Mohit has a Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. His interests include distributed computing, streaming data architectures, deep learning, NLP, Internet of Medical Things and last but not the least “fixing healthcare IT”.
Mohit loves trekking and recently did the Everest Base Camp trek where he climbed up to 18K feet overlooking the mighty Mt. Everest. He has a loving family with a wife and a child with special needs who opened up the wonderful world of pediatrics research for Mohit. These days Mohit is trying his hands at playing Jazz music.