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Milken Scholar 2018
Scholar Profile

Armando Torres

Artificial Intelligence


Armando Torres currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of KARDA, Inc., a pioneering SaaS company specializing in transforming business documentation processes. Since founding the company, KARDA, in July 2023, Armando has been instrumental in leveraging AI technology to convert video and multimedia into detailed, compliant documentation, streamlining productivity and enhancing expertise in various industries.

Prior to KARDA, Armando was a Senior Research and Development Engineer at Diagnose Early, where from September 2022 to February 2024, they led initiatives to identify disease biomarkers through non-invasive testing and managed clinical trials in partnership with Sutter Health. Their role extended beyond research, encompassing operational responsibilities including managing payroll, HR, and finances, as well as leading critical business negotiations and merger discussions.

Armando's academic background includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University as well as significant research experience at Stanford University, where he worked from 2019 to 2022 in various capacities. As a Research Assistant under Professor Richard Zare, he focused on biochemical kinetics and ethanol production optimization. Later, he joined Professor Thomas Jaramillo’s lab, contributing to research on catalyst optimization for energy applications, aiming to achieve high activity with non-precious metals. Additionally, he interned at Antora Energy in 2021, where he contributed to developing a thermophotovoltaic cell system that achieved a record 30% efficiency measurement.

With a strong foundation in research and development coupled with extensive operational and leadership experience, Armando brings a comprehensive skill set to his current role, driving innovation and efficiency in the documentation process.

Skills: Rapid Prototyping, Project Management, Operations Management, Quality Systems, Data Analysis, SaaS.
Awards: Gates Scholar, HSF Scholar, Milken Scholar, Stanford Award of Excellence, National AP Scholar
#Innovation #SaaSTech #Documentation #Efficiency #Leadership

High school:  Paramount High School


College Year Degree
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2022 B.S. Chemical Engineering/Pre-Medical Track