Ari Caroline’s career at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center began in 2002, when he worked with operational data for a summer project. At the time, he was pursuing a doctorate in financial economics at Yale. Fast-forward 17 years, and Caroline has assumed a leadership role in the center’s use of analytics. As part of that job, he works alongside clinicians, researchers and administrators to help ensure the organization’s massive accumulation of data and information can be leveraged to improve care for patients.

He also directs collaborative efforts across the center’s analytics, computational biology and enterprise data groups. Collectively, they apply a range of processes, among them natural language processing, machine learning, clustering models and data visualization.