CS major Veer Sangha wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 16, 2022
Five Yale College seniors who excel academically and demonstrate a commitment to their community are among the 32 Americans who have won prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for study next year at the University of Oxford in England.
Sophie M. Huttner and Ulystean J. (Jonathan) Oates, both of Silliman College; Henry Large of Davenport College; James A. (JT) Mullins of Pauli Murray College; and Veer Sangha of Ezra Stiles College, will join an international group of scholars chosen from more than 60 countries around the world for graduate study at Oxford beginning in October 2023. Over 100 Rhodes Scholars will be selected worldwide this year.
Veer Sangha, of Columbia, Missouri, is majoring in computer science. His academic work focuses on the ways artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve healthcare globally. As a researcher at the Cardiovascular Data Science Lab at Yale, Sangha has played a key role in the development of novel AI-enabled technologies that make the detection of cardiovascular disease more accessible in resource-limited settings across the world. He is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s prestigious Elizabeth Bartlett-Connor Research Award. On campus, he is involved in student-led cardiovascular preventative-care efforts. He will pursue a D.Phil. degree in health data science at Oxford.