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14th Annual Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD Distinguished and Endowed Lectureship: The Future of AI in Healthcare with Professor Animashree Anandkumar, Phd

February 7 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Holly Muir, MD Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
Steven Shapiro, MD Senior Vice President of Health Affairs, Keck Medicine of USC
Carolyn Meltzer, MD Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology

14th Annual Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD Distinguished and Endowed Lectureship

Professor Animashree (Anima) Anandkuma, is a Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at California Institute of Technology. She saw the potential for AI to revolutionize scientific domains and focused her research on this area. Her AI algorithms enable and accelerate a wide range of scientific applications, including weather forecasting, autonomous drone flight, and drug design. To enable these applications, she proposed neural operators which learn in function spaces and can simulate complex multi-scale processes, such as fluid dynamics and material properties, orders of magnitude faster than previous approaches. She also did seminal work on tensor methods for unsupervised learning of latent-variable probabilistic models to capture structures in text and social networks.

Anima is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and is part of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. She has received several awards including the Guggenheim and Alfred P. Sloan fellowships, the National Science Foundation Career Award, and best paper awards at venues such as Neural Information Processing and the ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 research. She was principal scientist at Amazon Web and recently presented her work on AI and science to the White House Science Council. She received her Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, her doctorate from Cornell University, and completed postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kindly RSVP by January 31, 2024 to kellie.kawamoto@med.usc.edu

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Time: 4:45 pm wine and cheese reception, 5:30 pm lecture
Event Category: Lecture/Talk/Workshop
Venue: Hoffman Medical Research Building, First Floor, Keck School of Medicine of USC


February 7
4:45 pm - 6:30 pm




Hoffman Medical Research Building, First Floor, Keck School of Medicine of USC
2011 Zonal Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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