Dr Chana is Director of the Computational Platforms group supporting research and development at Merck Research Labs. His group consists of High Performance Computing, Applied Computing, and Site Reliability Engineering teams providing capabilities and platforms for engineering software, scientific algorithms, and infrastructure supporting massively parallel and distributed compute. In addition his group supports capabilities for deployment engineering, instrumentation and monitoring of software, infrastructure and lab systems. His team utilizes and supports algorithms and platforms for cutting edge Deep Learning and AI, and is leading an initiative to develop Quantum Computing for life science R&D within Merck. Dr Chana holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and has 20+ years’ experience in scientific computing for the life sciences industry.