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Apr 1 2022

4/1 – May Wang, Georgia Tech

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

April 1, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Virtual Event


Chicago, IL

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Speaker: May Wang, PhD,
The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow,
Professor and Georgia Distinguished Cancer Scholar,
Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative, Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, Kavli Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow
Board of Directors of American Board of AI in Medicine
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Title:  Challenges and Opportunities in Advancing Biomedical Big Data and AI

Abstract: Rapid advancements in biotechnologies such as wearable sensors, –omic (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics etc.), next generation sequencing, bio-nanotechnologies, and molecular imaging etc. accelerate the data explosion in biomedicine and health wellness. Multiple nations around the world have been seeking novel effective ways to make sense of “big data” with AI for evidence-based, outcome-driven, and affordable 5P (Patient-centric, Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Precise) health care. The goal is develop multi-modal and multi-scale (i.e. molecular, cellular, whole body, individual, and population) biomedical data analysis with AI for discovery, development, and delivery. Ultimately, the goal is to promote healthy aging, improve quality of patient care, and reduce healthcare cost. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many AI tools have been developed, but a few have shown true impact. First, I will discuss a recent MIT Technology Review on AI tools impact in combating COVID-19 pandemics, and provide a systematic review regarding the causes. Next, I will present opportunities in harnessing data by using HL7 Fast Health Informatics Resource (FHIR) to integrate multi-modality biomedical data for improving 5P health. Then I will highlight the progresses made and opportunities in several biomedical AI areas. Last, I will present an emerging intelligent reality to increase impact of AI and BHI in post-pandemic era.


UIC Biomedical Engineering

Date posted

Mar 25, 2022

Date updated

Mar 25, 2022