2020 IBIIS & AIMI Virtual Retreat

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – 9:00am - 3:00pm

AI for Medical Imaging: Challenges and Solutions

AI is making in-roads into many facets of healthcare. Among them, medical imaging has seen some of the most impressive progress recently. NVIDIA Clara provides a comprehensive platform for AI-assisted annotations in many modalities, including CT, MRI, x-ray, and ultrasound. It also supports efficient AI training on GPUs including privacy-preserving federated learning and transfer learning. I will also talk about our recent work on recognizing gestures in robotic surgery videos using deep learning. Finally, I will present some core machine-learning techniques that will be essential to make AI-based medical imaging accurate and trustworthy.

Anima Anandkumar is a Bren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIA. She was previously a Principal Scientist at Amazon Web Services. She has received several honors such as Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Young investigator awards from DoD, and Faculty Fellowships from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Adobe. She is part of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network. She is passionate about designing principled AI algorithms and applying them in interdisciplinary applications. Her research focus is on unsupervised AI, optimization, and tensor methods.


9:00 - 9:15am

Introduction - Sandy Napel & Curt Langlotz

9:15 - 9:55am

Keynote Talk – Animashree (Anima) Anandkumar, PhD

Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Director of Machine Learning Research at NVIDIA

9:55 - 10:15am

Fireside Chat

Anima Anandkumar
Akshay Chaudhari
Mirabela Rusu

10:15 - 11:15am

Affiliated Faculty Introductions

Terry Desser
Bao Do
Olivier Gevaert
Ahmed El Kaffas
Ann Leung
Rajesh Shah
Emily Tsai
Shreyas Vasanawala
Phillip C. Yang
Greg Zaharchuk

11:15 - 11:30am

Group Zoom Photo & Break

11:30 - 12:00pm

AIMI Industry Affiliates Introductions

Bunkerhill Health
GE Healthcare
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

12:00 - 1:00pm

Faculty & Trainee Research Discussion 

Akshay Chaudhari
Curt Langlotz
Sandy Napel
Daniel Rubin
Mirabela Rusu

1:00 - 1:15pm

Break & End of Live Broadcast

1:15 - 2:45pm

Poster Session
- Stanford Attendees

2:45 - 3:00pm

Poster Vote and Announce Poster Prize Winners


Closing Remarks and Adjourn