Sep 9–12, 2019

Schedule: Health and Medicine sessions

11:05am11:45am Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Enhao Gong (Subtle Medical), Greg Zaharchuk (Stanford University)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Enhao Gong and Greg Zaharchuk detail AI solutions, cleared by the FDA and powered by industry framework, that deliver 4x–10x faster MRI scans, 4x faster PET scans, and up to 10x dosage reduction. Clinical evaluation at hospitals such as Hoag Hospital, UCSF, and Stanford demonstrates the significant and immediate values of AI to improve the productivity of healthcare workflow. Read more.
11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 230 B
Huaiyu Zhu (IBM Research - Almaden), Dulce Ponceleon (IBM Research - Almaden), Yunyao Li (IBM Research - Almaden)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Natural language understanding (NLU) underlies a wide range of applications and services. Rich resources available for English do not exist for most other languages, but the questions of how to expand these resources without duplicating effort and if it's possible to develop language-agnostic NLU-dependent applications remains. Huaiyu Zhu, Dulce Ponceleon, and Yunyao Li believe the answer is yes. Read more.
11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 230 C
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Every NLP-based document-processing solution depends on converting documents or images to machine-readable text using an optical character recognition (OCR) solution, but accuracy is limited by the quality of the images. Nagendra Shishodia, Solmaz Torabi, and Chaithanya Manda examine how GANs can bring significant efficiencies by enhancing resolution and denoising scanned images. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Dave Ferrell (Dynam.AI)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Dave Ferrell explores three examples of nontraditional techniques pushing the boundaries of computer vision in industries today, including identifying "unseen" objects. Read more.
4:00pm4:40pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Dexter Hadley (University of California, San Francisco)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Typically, large healthcare institutions have large-scale quantities of clinical data to facilitate precision medicine through an AI paradigm. However, this hardly translates into improved care. Dexter Hadley details how UCSF uses NLP to curate clinical data for over 1M mammograms and how deep learning, blockchain, and other approaches translate this into precision oncology. Read more.
4:00pm4:40pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: LL21 C/D
Stacy Ashworth (SelectData), Alberto Andreotti (John Snow Labs)
Much business data still exists as challenging scanned or snapped documents. Stacy Ashworth and Alberto Andreotti explore a real-world case of reading, understanding, classifying, and acting on facts extracted from such image files using state-of-the-art, open source, deep learning-based optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP), and forecasting libraries at scale. Read more.
11:05am11:45am Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 B
Chaitanya Shivade (IBM Research)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Using deep learning models to perform natural language inference (NLI) is a fundamental task in natural language processing. Chaitanya Shivade introduces a recently released dataset, MedNLI, for this task in the clinical domain, describes state-of-the-art models, explores how to adapt these into the healthcare domain, and details applications that can leverage these models. Read more.
11:05am11:45am Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 C
Alex Ratner (Snorkel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Alex Ratner explores programmatic approaches to building, managing, and modeling training data for machine learning (ML) using the open source framework Snorkel. Training data is increasingly one of the key bottlenecks to using modern ML, and Alex outlines recent systems and algorithmic and theoretical advances in building and managing training data for ML. Read more.
11:55am12:35pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 A
Maithra Raghu (Cornell University | Google Brain)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
With the fundamental breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and the significant increase of digital health data, there's been enormous interest in AI for healthcare applications. Maithra Raghu examines how to more effectively develop AI algorithms for these settings and the novel prediction challenges and successes arising from the interaction of AI algorithms and human experts. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 A
Vijay Srinivas Agneeswaran (Walmart Labs), Abhishek Kumar (Publicis Sapient)
Vijay Agneeswaran and Abhishek Kumar explore multilabel text classification problems, where multiple tags or categories have to be associated with a given text or documents. Multilabel text classification occurs in numerous real-world scenarios, for instance, in news categorization and bioinformatics (such as the gene classification problem). Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: LL21 E/F
Leslie De Jesus (Wovenware)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Leslie De Jesus examines a machine learning solution enabling the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust to identify and classify mosquitoes that may be carrying diseases such as Zika and dengue fever. She outlines the challenges, strategy, and technologies used, the results achieved to date, and the implications of the AI project in helping to address a global threat. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 A
Sanji Fernando (Optum)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Sanji Fernando explores his experience building, deploying, and operating a deep learning model that improves hospital revenue cycle management, including business alignment, data preparation, model development, model selection, deployment, and operations. Sanji also details key knowledge and opportunities for improvement with deep learning models in healthcare. Read more.

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