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Transforming Health Care Through AI Revolutions

April 3 @ 8:55 am - 10:00 am

IEEE OKC invites you to join the event below, organized by Oklahoma International Publishing on April 3, 2024
This virtual event is free of charge to IEEE Oklahoma City members. Please register ahead of time to receive the proper instructions for remote participation:
>> Speaker:
Dr. Ram D. Sriram
Chief of the Software and Systems Division
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology.
>> Talk:
Transforming Health Care Through AI Revolutions
>>> Abstract:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is concerned with the development of computer programs that emulate the intelligence of humans, i.e., AI is deeply concerned with the understanding of human problem-solving strategies and incorporating (or simulating) these strategies into computer programs. The health care enterprise involves many different stakeholders — consumers, health care professionals and providers, researchers, and insurers. AI will play an important role in many tasks that these stakeholders undertake. These include: image diagnostics, medical decision making, prior authorization, drug design, nutrition advisor, patient scheduling, etc.. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the United States Government. NIST’s mission is to generally strengthen the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards. The U.S. President’s Executive Order on AI calls for NIST to lead the development of appropriate technical standards for reliable, robust, trustworthy, secure, portable, and interoperable AI systems. I will discuss relevant AI thrusts at NIST on health care informatics, focusing on the use of machine learning, knowledge representation and natural language processing.
>>> About the speaker:
Ram D. Sriram is currently the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Before joining the Software and Systems Division, Sriram was the leader of the Design and Process group in the Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, where he conducted research on standards for interoperability of computer-aided design systems. Prior to joining NIST, he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. Sriram has co-authored or authored nearly 300 publications, including several books and videos. Sriram was a founding co-editor of the International Journal for AI in Engineering. Sriram received several awards including: an NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989); ASME Design Automation Award (2011); ASME CIE Distinguished Service Award (2014); the Washington Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Career in Engineering Sciences Award (2015); ASME CIE division’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); CMU CEE Lt. Col. Christopher Raible Distinguished Public Service Award (2018); IIT Madras Distinguished Alumni Award (2021); IEEE Reliability Lifetime Achievement Award (2023). Sriram is a Fellow of AAIA, ACM, AIBME, ASME, AAAS, IEEE, INCOSE, SMA, and Washington Academy of Sciences, and a Senior Member (life) AAAI. He is also an Honorary Member of IISE, a distinction he shares with Lee Iaccoca (Chrysler chairman), Von Braun (Rocket pioneer), and Herbert Hoover (U.S. President). Sriram has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
Co-sponsored by: Pierre Tiako
08:55am – 09:00am Virtual Meeting Speaker Introduction
09:00am – 09:45am Virtual Meeting Keynote
09:45pm – 10:00am Virtual Meeting Q &A
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/414686