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Subbu Venkatraman, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, Eko

Subbu Venkatraman, Ph.D. is the chief technology officer of Eko, a venture-backed digital health company which harnesses the power of smartphones and cloud data for screening and monitoring individuals with cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Venkatraman leads the engineering team and is responsible for the development of cardiac monitoring devices, web and mobile clinical software, and AI-based decision support algorithms.

Dr. Venkatraman has deep technical expertise in algorithms, sensors and medical devices and is passionate about engineering solutions which help people lead healthier lives. Previously, he was Director of Research at Fitbit and led a team of researchers focused on developing algorithms and sensors for the next generation of Fitbit products. He played a leading role in the research, development and introduction of wrist-based heart rate sensing on Fitbit products. Prior to that, he developed algorithms at Qualcomm which leverage different sensors on today’s smartphone-like accelerometers, gyroscopes and cameras.


Dr. Venkatraman completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He received his master’s and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley working on neural prostheses to allow disabled individuals to control prosthetic limbs connected directly to their brain.