Riju Pahwa is the Senior Director of Software Engineering at Zap Surgical. At Zap, he is in charge of the team that is building non-invasive robotics solutions for treating brain cancer. Prior to Zap, he was the founder of Nodal, a machine learning company out of MIT focused on transportation and urban solutions. Previously, he was the head of commercialization of machine vision solutions at IBM. During that role, he led the team responsible for the architecture and development of big data solutions that could analyze millions of structured and unstructured data points in seconds and what later became part of Watson portfolio. Riju has an MBA from MIT and an engineering degree in computer science.