Colloquium Details

Advancements and Challenges for Deep Learning in Medical Imaging

Speaker: Pranav Rajpurkar, Stanford University

Location: Online

Date: February 24, 2021, noon

Host: Rajesh Ranganath


There have been rapid advances at the intersection of AI and medicine over the last few years, especially for the interpretation of medical images. In this talk, I will describe three key directions that present challenges and opportunities for the development of deep learning technologies for medical image interpretation. First, I will discuss the development of transfer learning and self-supervised learning algorithms designed to work in low labeled medical data settings. Second, I will discuss the design and curation of large, high-quality datasets and their roles in advancing algorithmic developments. Third, I will discuss the real-world impact of AI technologies on clinicians’ decision making and subtleties for the promise of expert-AI collaboration. Altogether I will summarize key recent contributions and insights in each of these directions with key applications across medical specialties.

Speaker Bio:

Pranav Rajpurkar is a final year PhD candidate in Computer Science at Stanford, where he works on building reliable artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for medical decision making. Pranav’s work has been published in 30+ peer-reviewed publications in both scientific journals and AI conferences (receiving over 7000 citations) and has been covered by media outlets including NPR, The Washington Post, and WIRED. Pranav founded the AI for Healthcare Bootcamp at Stanford, where he has worked closely with and mentored over 100 Stanford students and collaborated with 18 faculty members on various research projects. He designed and instructed the Coursera course series on AI for Medicine, now with 40,000+ students. Pranav’s PhD was jointly advised by Dr. Andrew Ng and Dr. Percy Liang at Stanford University, where Pranav also received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science.

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