Nabeel S. Qureshi
I’m a software engineer and writer, currently focused on AI, supported by Emergent Ventures. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Mercatus Center.
I’m interested in almost everything. Here are my favorite movies, books, and some reading lists. Here are some principles I try to keep in mind.
- The Serendipity Machine (Notes on Using Twitter)
- Notes on Puzzles
- Moral AI (for WIRED)
- Advice That Actually Worked For Me
- How To Understand Things
- Video Games are the Future of Education
- Notes On Karl Popper
- How To Sell
I send occasional updates via newsletter, including some shorter notes that aren’t listed here.
I worked with NIH & various universities to create the largest medical dataset in the world for researchers. (Link)
I built Emergent Ventures Winners: Semantic search over every Emergent Ventures grantee. (Github has the data + code).
A fun iPython adventure into amateur computational genomics: Analyzing the SARS-CoV-2 Genome
More about me
- I live in Brooklyn, New York City.
- I grew up in England, and I’ve previously lived in SF and DC, as well as a one-year stint in France, and most recently spent a year fully nomadic.
- I studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, specializing in Development Economics, Derek Parfit's philosophy, and the later philosophy of Wittgenstein.
- I interned at the Bank of England in the summer of ‘08 (!) which was a dramatic introduction to central banking, quantitative easing, and financial crises.
- Previously, I led various engagements with US federal agencies as an Enterprise Lead at Palantir Technologies, with experience in machine learning in the biosciences, public health during the COVID-19 response, and applied AI in drug discovery.
- I was also a founding employee and Vice President of Business Development at GoCardless, a Y Combinator (S11) funded company headquartered in London, now one of Europe’s biggest financial technology unicorns.