Maryam Saleh to Lead Kaplan Institute

Maryam Saleh

Chicago-based computational neuroscientist and startup veteran Maryam Saleh is the new executive director of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.

Saleh comes to Illinois Tech from Machinify, a venture-backed startup that applies artificial intelligence technology to re-tool health care payer operations, and was a founding member of the startup Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems. She currently serves as an adviser at MATTER, a business development hub, and co-founded the Chicago Women in Bio 3.8 Initiative, an effort aimed at placing influential female executives on boards of Chicago-area life sciences startups.

“Maryam’s entrepreneurial spirit and her passionate curiosity in innovation is exactly what we are looking for to lead the Kaplan Institute into the next phase of its growth,” says Illinois Tech Trustee Ed Kaplan (ME ’65). “Under Maryam’s leadership, the Kaplan Institute will inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to develop breakthroughs that will go on to change lives.”