Xiang Sean Zhou. PhD:
Dr. Sean Zhou is a Senior Director of R&D at Siemens Medical Solutions, USA, leading algorithmic innovation and software development. Dr. Zhou studied Control Theory and Economics at Tsinghua University from 1988 to 1995, and received his PhD in computer vision and machine learning from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2002. In 2009, Dr. Zhou and team won the KDD Data Mining Practice Prize. In 2012, Dr. Zhou was awarded “Siemens Inventor of the Year” for his pioneering work in bringing ALPHA™ (Automatic Landmarking and Parsing of Human Anatomy), a suite of machine learning based anatomical pattern recognition algorithms, onto CT, MR, and PET-CT scanners and advanced medical image visualization, reading, and reporting solutions. As of August 2016, Dr. Zhou holds 54 U.S. and international patents in the areas of medical imaging, computer aided detection and diagnosis, computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning for healthcare.
Title: Industrialization of AI for Healthcare – Breakthrough in technology, pragmatism in design, and scale-up in infrastructure.