I'm Up To:
Present, I am co-founder and CEO of PharmAchieve the largest provider of courses for the PEBC Pharmacy OSCE and MCQ (we train 680+ pharmacists each year for their Canadian pharmacy board exams).
2006, I finished my MIT Masters thesis and it won 1st Runner Up for the Best Thesis Prize!
2006, I worked at Microsoft as a Product Manager in their .NET Division
2004, I joined the Children's Hospital Informatics Program to work on Indivo
-- a multi-institution medical record system.
Mitra Katirai - Toronto Home Search Engine
PharmAchieve OSCE Exam Training
-- official site of the Baha'i Faith
/ Patents / Presentations:
A Theory and Toolkit for the Mathematics of Privacy, MIT Masters Thesis, 2006. [PDF]
Genetic Programming Approach to Document Classification, 1999.
Junk E-mail: A Comparison between Genetic Programming and Naive
Provisional Patent 2345805, "Enterprise Privacy System
& Method," 2000.
Provisional Patent 2316743, "Managed Privacy Database
System & Method", 2001
we living in a Matrix? What Can Computers Tell Us About God?",
MIT IAP, 2004
a Unknowable God Logical?" Changing Times
to Manage Projects: An introduction to a distinctive project management
methodology," Unravel Conference : Toronto, 2004
H, Vinterbo, S. (PhD), and Fischer, R. (PhD), "A
Toolkit for The Mathematics of Privacy," Pending Submission,
H, and Sax, U. (PhD), "Unlocking the
value of clinical information: What you need to do now, to enjoy
the benefits in the future", in Lecture
Notes in Computer Science and Knowledge Management for Medicine
H, and Sax, U. (PhD),
"Efficiently Integrating Heterogeneous
Health Information Systems using Compilable Templates and HL7 CDA",
Submitted for Publication, 2004
H, and Sax, U. (PhD), "Individualized
Healthcare with Standardized, Lifelong Personal Health Records,"
Ideas & Literature
MIT Baha'i Association
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In 2006, I completed Masters degrees in Computer Science and Technology & Policy at MIT where I was advised by Peter
Szolovits from the MIT's Clinical Decision Making Group and
Isaac Kohane, Ken Mandl and Staal
Vinterbo from Harvard Medical School.
research could be summed up as an exploration into multi-institution
electronic medical records.I
did considerable coursework in Finance,
and Technology Strategy.
past research includes work in Search Engines, Machine Learning,
Privacy Technologies, and Voice over IP. In
2001 I founded Veristage,
a machine learning company. In
2000, I was the enterprise product manager of Zero-Knowledge,
a privacy technologies company.
In 1998 I built for WebSENSE the URL Filtering Industy's first focused web crawler. This helped WebSENSE build a list considerable larger than their competitors. In 1999, I wrote one of the first papers that used Machine Learning to filter junk email. The paper is cited in more than 45 papers including patents from IBM and AOL.
of the MIT Computer Science &
Artificial Intelligence Lab