AI and Health: Regina Barzilay

As part of the AI and Health series, Regina Barzilay, MIT Professor for AI and Health, will present her latest research. The session will be moderated by Naomi Lee, Senior Editor of The Lancet and Vice-Chair of the ITU-WHO Focus Group on AI for Health.

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

  • REGINA BARZILAY
    REGINA BARZILAY
    School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Regina Barzilay is a School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an AI faculty lead for Jameel Clinic, an MIT center for Machine Learning in Health.  Her research interests are in natural language processing and applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology. She is a recipient of various awards including the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship and several Best Paper Awards at NAACL and ACL. In 2017, she received a MacArthur fellowship, an ACL fellowship and an AAAI fellowship. In 2020, she was awarded the Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, and spent a year as a postdoc at Cornell University. Prof. Barzilay received her undergraduate degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
  • NAOMI LEE
    NAOMI LEE
    Senior Editor of The Lancet and Vice-Chair of the ITU-WHO Focus Group on AI for Health
    The Lancet Journal
    Naomi Lee is Executive Editor (Digital) for The Lancet. Naomi handles peer review and commissioning for The Lancet with a special interest in surgery, health informatics and medical technology. As part of the marketing and communications team, she also leads digital transformation for The Lancet group. Naomi trained in surgery, specializing in urology and has worked in the United Kingdom, Argentina, and Mexico. She studied medicine at Cambridge University and King’s College London, and is currently studying data science at University College London. Naomi joined The Lancet in 2014.

Date

26 May 2021

Time

CEST, Geneva
16:00
Sessions

Topics

Health

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