The healthcare industry is under severe pressures to reduce costs, improve outcomes, and be more patient centric. A huge proliferation of technologies such as clinical information systems, electronic health records and connected health devices are being used to solve some of the operational challenges. However, these have created an unprecedented information explosion. The maxim "Drowning in data and thirsting for knowledge" is often used to characterize this chaos.

Topycs ushers in a significant paradigm shift in the way experts interact with scientific knowledge of the world. It not just searches documents in a corpus but efficiently explores and comprehensively discovers relevant and latent knowledge contained in the corpus. Applied to complex problems in drug discovery, medical diagnosis, and healthcare research, for example, Topycs will enable doctors, pharma scientists, and medical researchers to explore knowledge across all diseases, genes, pathogens, drugs, molecules and symptoms gleaned from the entire medical literature and patents to speed up innovation multi-fold.

Our team


Co-Founder and CEO

Madhu drives overall vision, strategy, marketing and business development at Topycs. She is a senior, entrepreneurial professional with strong experience in new product development, marketing, business development and engineering.

As SVP at TalentSprint, a leading venture backed skills development firm, Madhu headed marketing strategy, branding and media relationships. The company won 5 awards including Red Herring Asia 2012. Prior to that Madhu worked at Virtusa where she was responsible for managing strategic high-growth accounts. Madhu was a Product Marketing Manager at Pilot Software (now part of SAP) where she drove product vision, roadmap and requirements for the company's suite of performance management products.

Madhu holds an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business, New York University,M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University, and B.Sc. in Mathematics from Presidency College, Kolkata. She also has a Certificate in Business Analytics from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.



Chief Scientific Advisor

Shailesh is a machine learning and text analytics expert who leads the effort of developing the core algorithms that drive the Kolumbus platform.

Prior to Topycs, Shailesh worked at Google on various products involving machine learning, text mining, and information retrieval. In a career spanning more than fifteen years, he has worked in applying and innovating machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and data mining algorithms to hard prediction problems in a wide variety of domains including remote sensing, text mining, bio-informatics, computer vision and image understanding. Shailesh has several patents in this area.

Shailesh teaches courses in supervised and unsupervised learning at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Hyderabad.

Shailesh holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from University of Texas, Austin and a B.Tech from Institute of Technology, BHU in Computer Science and Engineering.



Co-Founder and CTO

Raghu drives product vision, product management and engineering. He brings his passion for analytics and strong execution focus to the company.

Raghu has twelve years of Engineering and Product management experience in building SMAC products (Social-media, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) at Microsoft Corporation. Prior to co-founding topycs, he was a Principal Lead Program Manager at Microsoft. He has built Enterprise scale servers and cloud services and designed/architected mobile software stack components. He was the product owner for Windows Phone Developer SDK.

Raghu has two patents pending on mining and visualizing performance data across different subsystems. Raghu holds an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and B.E. in Computer Science from University College of Engineering, Osmania University. He completed the one-year Certificate Program in Business Analytics and is Scholar of Excellence, Gold Medalist at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.