We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for ICHI 2017. We think this remarkable set of speakers will inspire you in your respective work.

Joel Saltz

Joel​Saltz served at Emory since 2008 as founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and the School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. He led the Biomedical Informatics PhD Track in Emory’s Computer Science and Informatics Program and ran “Clinical and Translational Informatics Rounds” – monthly lectures and discussions in the area of clinical and translational informatics. At Emory, he helped launch Biomedical Informatics-specific Masters and Doctoral programs, in addition to a myriad of other department specific courses on informatics.

Prior to his appointment at Emory, he served as Professor and Founding Chair of the new Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine from 2001 to 2008. At Ohio State, he served as Associate Vice President for Health Sciences for Informatics, and he played important leadership roles in the Cancer Center, Heart Institute and Department of Pathology.

Joel ​Saltz received his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Mathematics at the University of Michigan and then entered the MD/PhD program at Duke University, with his PhD studies performed in the Department of Computer Sciences. He began his academic career in Computer Science at Yale, the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering at NASA Langley and the University of Maryland College Park. He completed his residency in Clinical Pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served as Professor with a dual appointment at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins, serving in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Dr. Saltz is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

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Jianying Hu

Jianying Hu is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Program Director of Center for Computational Health at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY. Prior to joining IBM in 2003 she was with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, New Jersey. Dr. Hu has conducted and led extensive research in machine learning, data mining, statistical pattern recognition, and signal processing, with applications to healthcare analytics and medical informatics, business analytics, document analysis, and multimedia content analysis.

Her recent focus has been on leading research efforts to develop advanced machine learning, data mining and visual analytics methodologies for deriving data-driven insights from real world healthcare data to facilitate learning health systems. She served as Chair of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) from 2014 to 2016.

Dr. Hu has published over 120 peer reviewed technical articles and holds 31 patents. She has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and International Journal for Document Analysis and Recognition, and is currently on the advisory board of Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research. Dr. Hu is a fellow of IEEE (class of 2015), a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (class of 2010), and a recipient of the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (class of 2013).

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