KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marzyeh Ghassemi

Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in Computer Science and Medicine, and a Vector Institute faculty member holding a Canadian CIFAR AI Chair. Previously, she was a Visiting Researcher with Alphabet's Verily and post-doc with Dr. Peter Szolovits at MIT. Her PhD research at MIT focused on creating and applying machine learning algorithms towards improved prediction and stratification of human risks, with clinical collaborations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, encompassing unsupervised learning, supervised learning, and structured prediction. Her work has been applied to estimating the physiological state of critically ill patients, modeling the need for an intervention, and diagnosing phonotraumatic voice disorders. Prior to MIT, she received an MSc. in biomedical engineering from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, and B.S. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering as a Goldwater Scholar at New Mexico State University.