AI for AI-readiness:
Facilitating scientific discovery by cleaning up our metadata mess
Monday, May 16, 2022, 9:15 - 10:15, Leatherback
Mark A. MusenProfessor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
Bio: Dr. Musen is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. Dr. Musen conducts research related to intelligent systems, reusable ontologies, metadata for annotation of scientific data sets, and biomedical decision support. His long-standing work on the Protégé system has led to widely used, open-source technology to build ontologies and intelligent computer systems. In the 1990s, he pioneered work on the engineering of intelligent systems by using domain ontologies to structure symbolic knowledge bases, and by mapping those knowledge bases to reusable problem-solving services. More recently, he has focussed on the application of AI to problems in open science. He is principal investigator of BioPortal ontology repository as well as the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR), which applies semantic technology to enhance the metadata used to annotate scientific data sets.
Oussama KhatibStanford University
Bio: Oussama Khatib received his PhD from Sup’Aero, Toulouse, France, in 1980. He is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Stanford University. His research focuses on methodologies and technologies in human-centered robotics, haptic interactions, artificial intelligence, human motion synthesis and animation. He is President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR) series, and the Springer Handbook of Robotics, awarded the American Publishers Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics. He is recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation (IEEE/RAS) Pioneering Award (for his fundamental contributions in robotics research, visionary leadership and life-long commitment to the field), the IEEE/RAS George Saridis Leadership Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Japan Robot Association (JARA) Award, the Rudolf Kalman Award, and the IEEE Technical Field Award. Professor Khatib is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Towards a novel ecosystem for transparent integration of Artificial Intelligence in clinical flow
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00 - 10:00, Leatherback
Yelena YeshaUniversity of Miami, Institute for Data Science & Computing
Bio: At the University of Miami, Dr. Yelena Yesha is the Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI at the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC). At IDSC, Dr. Yesha is also the Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. In this role, Dr. Yesha assists faculty in engaging government and industrial partners to collaborate with the University and consults with faculty on developing research ideas into innovations.Dr. Yesha was the Founding Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), an NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that aims to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. CARTA partners with Rutgers University New Brunswick, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Tel Aviv University, and the University of Miami.Dr. Yesha received her B.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and in Applied Mathematics from York University, Toronto, Canada, and her M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University She has published 11 books as author or editor, and more than 200 papers in prestigious refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings, and she has been awarded external funding in a total amount exceeding 45 million dollars. She is currently working with leading industrial companies and government agencies on new innovative technology in the areas of blockchains, cybersecurity, and big data analytics with applications to electronic commerce, climate change, and digital healthcare. Dr. Yesha is a fellow of the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies.