Adrit Rao

Researcher, App Developer, AI + Healthcare

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I am a 14-year-old student at Palo Alto High School and a research intern at Stanford University. I am conducting AI research to solve healthcare problems at the point-of-care through accessible innovations. I am leading various research efforts and have authored several scientific research publications. I have presented my work at various leading conferences. I am also an iOS app developer and have 4 apps on the App Store. I am a WWDC Scholar ('20, '21), ISEF Grand Awardee ('22), and SigmaXi Top Presenter ('22). I am the founder and CEO of Aretech Inc., a non-profit which aims to solve real-world problems through mobile apps and I am also leading an app development course initiative for kids. I also serve as the board member of the Get Involved Foundation where I develop apps that support community service initiatives.

Places I have been featured...


  • Research Intern @ Stanford University, School of Medicine - (Dec 2020-present)

Developing accessible AI solutions to healthcare problems at the point-of-care. Collaborating with medical professionals and computer scientists to engineer solutions. Published 8+ peer-reviewed scientific research papers at prestigious journals and conferences.

  • Founder/CEO @ Aretech Inc. - (July 2020-present)

Founded local Palo Alto tech non-profit focused on solving community problems and spreading innovation among the community. Current notable initiative is "L2 Code 4 Kids", an app development course to teach young kids about accessible innovation. Partnered with Get Involved Foundation.

  • Research Intern @ FishmanVision - (Dec 2020-present)

Working with local Stanford-trained ophthalmologist on developing AI tools to solve unique problems in ophthalmology. Research work accepted by Nature, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and more.

  • Board Member and App Developer @ Get Involved Foundation - (May 2020-present)

Working with Get Involved Foundation, a City of Palo Alto supported organization. Developed a mobile app for High School students to digitally and accessibly track community service hours. Also helping with marketing and outreach.

  • iOS App Developer - (March 2020-present)

Developing mobile apps for the Apple App Store. Currently have 4 apps on the App Store (ShopQuik, MoTV, Get Involved Service Hours, Virtuthon). Goal is developing apps to solve real world problems.


  • ISEF '22 - 3rd Place Grand Award

  • WWDC '20, '21 - Scholarship Winner

  • Sigma Xi '22 - Top Presenter, Student Research Showcase

  • CSEF '22 - 1st Place, Computational Systems: Medical (Senior Division)

  • CLS Amgen BioGENEius '22 - 2nd Place

  • Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair '22 - Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Biological Sciences

  • NVIDIA '21 - Jetson Project of the Month and AI Specialist Award

  • Congressional App Challenge '20, '21 - 2nd Place Winner and Honorable Mention



Presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado

Accepted and published in the Nature Scientific Eye journal


Presented at the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions society (MICCAI) - Strasbourg, France

Presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Computer-vision Aided Medical Diagnosis (CVAMD) workshop

Presented at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Medical Image Analysis for COVID-19 Diagnosis (MIA-COVID) workshop

Accepted for presentation at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in San Diego, CA and published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery

Presented at the IEEE Mid-west Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) - Michigan

Presented at the IEEE World AI and IoT Congress - Seattle, Washington