Tommy Ly


Greetings! My name is Tommy Ly (pronounced l-ee) and I’m currently working towards obtaining my second bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. My primary goal is to work in the ML + healthcare/biotech area.

I worked in operations and data analytics at Uber Technologies for 4.5 years across Vietnam, Singapore, and New York City, and had the opportunity to be a part of Uber’s expansion journey from just 5,000 employees in 2016 to its listing into a public company until 2020.

Similar to many others, the year 2020 brought a significant change in my life, and pushed me to reassess what I truly value. This reflection led me to the decision of pursuing another degree at Columbia University. I spent the summer of 2022 working on image processing at the New York Genome Center, followed by the summer of 2023 working on genetic expression prediction at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Fun fact: I cycled across Vietnam covering 1087 miles in 14 days, finished Ironman 140.6 and took improv comedy lessons in New York City. I listen to Hans Zimmer’s music to focus, enjoy watching American classic movies during my free time, and a self-proclaimed rock-paper-scissors champion!


Jul 1, 2023 I help OneFact Foundation scaling ClinicalBert AI models to NIH datasets spanning several disease areas
Jun 12, 2023 I started work at Columbia University Irving Medical Center on a project that predict genetic expression using Deepmind’s attention network in Pytorch.
Jun 10, 2022 I started work at New York Genome Center.

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Jul 1, 2023 Hi all!