Dr. Bülent Kızıltan is a scientist and an executive who drives innovation by combining an entrepreneurial mindset with scientific excellence. He has pushed boundaries both in academia and industry, and has been recognized for being a catalyzer in AI innovation crossing disciplinary lines from astrophysics to biotech.
Currently, he is leading innovation efforts focused on Causal and Predictive Analytics at Novartis. The AI Innovation Center is uniquely positioned at the intersection of R&D and real world impact, collaboratively pushing AI frontiers with pioneering partners from academia and industry.
He has received numerous honors and awards for his leadership, mentorship, and teaching from Harvard University. In 2017, he has been recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his outstanding contributions to the future of science. He serves as an advisory council to Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review, and a senior advisor to a world-wide consortium focused on developing therapeutics targeting Covid-19.
Dr. Kızıltan holds a PhD in astrophysics with a focus on applied mathematics, two MSc degrees in astronomy and astrophysics with focus on statistics, and graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian with a BSc in physics.