RS21 Hires Leader in Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Michelle Archuleta Leads AI Innovations as RS21 Director of Data Science

RS21, an industry leader in developing interactive, big data analytics and visualization products and an Inc. 500 fastest-growing company, welcomes Michelle Archuleta, Ph.D. as its Director of Data Science. Dr. Archuleta is an entrepreneur, inventor and practitioner of artificial intelligence (AI) with 15 years of experience. She has 6 pending patents and has published in top reviewed scientific journals with a focus in the fields of systems biology, computational biology and utilizing applied mathematics and machine learning.

“I’m excited to use AI for good and tackle high impact projects at RS21,” said Dr. Archuleta. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the data science team, UX/UI design experts and developers to identify those 'aha' moments that lead to new knowledge, a better path forward, and ultimately, make a difference in people’s lives.”

Dr. Archuleta is also the founder of AIpiphany, an AI startup that uses natural language processing to break down medical jargon and health records into patient-friendly language, so patients can understand and use the information to better advocate for themselves. Her background in healthcare also includes pioneering new approaches in determining if pharmaceutical drugs should be approved for clinical trials.

“Dr. Archuleta’s mastery of AI and deep learning, combined with her intrinsic motivation to use data for good is a perfect fit for RS21,” said Charles Rath, President and CEO of RS21. “I am delighted that she is contributing her vision and innovation to develop novel algorithms for our MOTHR platform and provide actionable insights to tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges.”

As the Director of Data Science, Dr. Archuleta will lead RS21’s team of data scientists and ensure high quality data analytics across products. She holds a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard.


RS21 is a rapidly growing, global data science company that uses artificial intelligence, design, and modern software development methods to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions that positively impact the world. Our innovative solutions are insightful, intuitive, inspiring, and intellectually honest. With offices in Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC, RS21 is a 2020 Inc. 500 fastest-growing company and a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators.

We help clients achieve programmatic goals, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and maximize productivity using MOTHR, our human-centered, artificial intelligence-driven platform that allows users to seamlessly integrate data and reveal insights at hyper speed. We navigate complex data issues in the fields of healthcare, population health, infrastructure resilience, disaster preparedness, supply chain management, community safety, and security and cybersecurity. For more information, visit

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