Riya Mehta
Founder, Virtuary Hospital for Sick Children

Riya is an artificial intelligence & genomic researcher under the Hospital for Sick Children, where she explores different ways of applying AI & genomics to find cures for different diseases. Currently researching the fields of AR/VR, Riya is developing ways of integrating virtual reality experiences into surgical settings and reinventing telemedical models, by creating Virtual Hospitals. She recently presented about her platform, Virtuary, at IBM’s Biggest Software Development Conference-Evoke, The Uber Canada Head Office, Tribal Scale innovation events, and the Vector Institute of technology. She is on the speaker lineup for SXSW, REWORK Montreal and many more around the globe. 

She is also a lead in the Cardiac Research Centre in the Hospital, to bridge the gap between emerging technology and the genetics of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, through 3D cardiac modelling and 3D printing of pulmonary veins in newborns. This is a project being conducted by her through company Autodesk and the Hospital. 

Passionate about the global epidemic for healthcare & solving the world's greatest problems with disruptive technology, Riya is a global health activist at the Hospital, on a mission to bring accessible health care in developing countries with the help of emerging technology, like VR/AR & AI.