Charles Delahunt is a senior research scientist on the ML team at Global Health Labs, an innovation and technology development group. He has over 10 years of experience applying ML to global health challenges, including projects on malaria diagnosis, vitamin A testing via pupillary videos, helminth and Loa loa detection, lung ultrasound, biometric sensor analysis, and pregnancy risk assessment. He has also held a postdoc researching ML methods at the University of Washington's applied math department. He serves on the scientific subcommittee for schistosomiasis at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; has advised the WHO on automated digital microscopy for malaria; serves on the board of RISE-MICCAI, which works to increase participation of LMIC-based researchers in the ML community; and has co-organized multiple conference workshops on applying ML to global health use cases.
Elaine O. Nsoesie is an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health and a leading voice in the use of data and technology to advance health equity. She led the Racial Data Tracker project at Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Nsoesie has published extensively on the use of data from social media, search engines, remote sensors and mobile phones for public health surveillance and the implications of bias in health data and algorithms. She is passionate about increasing representation of underrepresented communities in data science. She completed her PhD in Computational Epidemiology from Virginia Tech and held postdoctoral positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital.
Emma Pierson is an assistant professor of computer science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and the Technion, and a computer science field member at Cornell University. She holds a secondary joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College. She develops data science and machine learning methods to study inequality and healthcare. Her work has been recognized by best paper, poster, and talk awards, an NSF CAREER award, a Rhodes Scholarship, Hertz Fellowship, Rising Star in EECS, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science. Her research has been published at venues including ICML, KDD, WWW, Nature, and Nature Medicine, and she has also written for The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, Wired, and various other publications.
Marinka Zitnik is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University in the Department of Biomedical Informatics with additional appointments at the Kempner Institue for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Harvard Data Science. Dr. Zitnik investigates the foundations of AI to enhance scientific discovery and to realize individualized diagnosis and treatment. Her research won several best paper and research awards, including the Kavli Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, awards from International Society for Computational Biology, International Conference in Machine Learning, Bayer Early Excellence in Science, Amazon Faculty Research, Google Faculty Research, and Roche Alliance with Distinguished Scientists. She co-founded Therapeutics Data Commons and is the faculty lead of the AI4Science initiative.
Milind Tambe is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of Center for Research in Computation and Society at Harvard University; concurrently, he is also Principal Scientist and Director for "AI for Social Good" at Google Research. He is recipient of the IJCAI (International Joint Conference on AI) John McCarthy Award, AAAI (Association for Advancement of AI) Feigenbaum Prize, AAAI Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, AAMAS ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Autonomous Agents Research Award, INFORMS ( Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Wagner prize for excellence in Operations Research practice and MORS (Military Operations Research Society) Rist Prize. He is a fellow of AAAI and ACM. For his work on AI and public safety, he has received Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland security award and commendations and certificates of appreciation from the US Coast Guard, the Federal Air Marshals Service and airport police at the city of Los Angeles.
Dr. Monica Agrawal is an incoming assistant professor at Duke University, joint between the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the Department of Computer Science, as well as the co-founder of a new health technology startup. In her research, she tackles diverse challenges including scalable clinical information extraction, smarter electronic health records, and human-in-the-loop systems. Her work has been published at venues in machine learning, natural language processing, computational health, and human-computer interaction. She has been the recipient of a Takeda Fellowship, a Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, and an MIT EECS Edgerton Fellowship and was named a 2022 Rising Star in EECS. Dr. Agrawal recently earned her PhD in Computer Science in the Clinical Machine Learning Group at MIT and previously obtained a BS/MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Stefan joined IBM Research at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, in 2008 where he worked in partnership with Roche 454 on novel DNA-sequencing technologies. In 2015 he founded the Brain-Inspired Computing Research Program of IBM Research. As IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, Global Lead of Epilepsy Research, Technical Assistant to the VP Cognitive Computing, and Member of the Neuroethics Working Group of the Director of IBM Research, he developed IBM’s R&D strategy for AI in Health and the Life Sciences as well as ethical frameworks for the responsible design and use of AI and neurotechnology in health and medicine. From 2020 to 2023 Stefan managed the data and AI portfolio of Australia’s largest digital health incubator and investor, the $200M Digital Health CRC Ltd., as its Chief Innovation Officer. In 2023 Stefan became the inaugural Director of the AI for Science Program at Australia’s National Science Agency CSIRO. Stefan is a Scientific Advisor to Harvard Medical School at Mass General Brigham and a member of the Advisory Board of European neurotech startup Myelin-H. He holds 71 granted US and international patents in AI, bionanotech and MedTech and has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles, books, and book chapters. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a major in Biomedical Engineering, a MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a major in Computational Chemistry, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a major in Nanotechnology (Technical University Munich and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and an Honours Master’s Degree in Technology Management (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and UC Berkeley). Stefan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and of Forbes Technology Council, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Tao Tu is a software engineer at Google Research. He is currently working on generative AI in biomedicine. He obtained his PhD from Columbia University in Biomedical Engineering. His research was focused on multimodal brain imaging. He worked on machine learning methods to combine information from simultaneously acquired EEG and fMRI in order to understand human cognition and behavior.