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Panelist

May Dongmei Wang

Biography: Dr. Wang is a Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow and full professor in the Departments of Biomedical Eng. and Electrical and Computer Eng. at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. She is the Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative, a Kavli Fellow, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, a Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, AIMBE and IAMBE Fellows, and a Board of Directors members in American Board of AI in Medicine. She is selected into Georgia Tech Provost’s Emerging Leader’s Program and elected into Executive Committee of IAMBE in 2021. Professor Wang received BEng from Tsinghua University China, and MS/PhD degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research is in Biomedical Big Data Analytics with a focus on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) for predictive, personalized, and precision health (pHealth). Dr. Wang published over 250 peer-reviewed articles in referred journals and conference proceedings with 12,000+ google scholar citations, and delivered over 240 invited and keynote lectures. She is a recipient of Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research and Emory University MilliPub Award (for a high-impact paper that is cited over 1,000 times).

Dr. Wang is newly elected as ACM SigBIO chair in 2021. She was 2015-2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Lecturer and an Emerging Area Editor for PNAS. She currently serves as the Senior Editor for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, an Associate Editor for TBME and RBME, a panelist for NIH CDMA study section and NSF, Brain Canada, and multiple European countries. She was Vice President of IEEE EMBS, AIMBE Nomination Committee Chair, Georgia Tech Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Director in Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and Co-Director of Georgia-Tech Center of Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry before. Her research has been supported by NIH, NSF, CDC, Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition, Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Enduring Heart Foundation, Coulter Foundation, Microsoft Research, HP, UCB, and Amazon.

Jennifer Fowler

Biography: Jennifer Fowler currently serves as the statewide program director of Arkansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR, and PI for the current Track-1 project, Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART). For 6 years prior, she served as the Director of Education, Outreach, & Diversity for NSF EPSCoR, where she implemented a variety of programs and activities to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In this role, she was elected chair to a national council for her profession by the national EPSCoR community. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas and is currently pursuing her PhD in Molecular Biosciences at Arkansas State University with an emphasis in machine learning. Her thesis research involves evaluating machine learning approaches to identify possible genetic markers for types of cancer. She also actively volunteers in her community, serving on a number of boards and participating in Arkansas AI Campus.

Amy Franklin

TitleDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion beyond Gender

Biography: Amy Franklin, Ph.D. came to UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in 2009 after teaching in the Cognitive Science Department at Rice University. In September of 2018, she earned the title of Assistant Dean. She is interested in how cognition and communication interact and impact each other and how this plays out in a medical context. This has led Franklin to studying decision making in the emergency department, the use of electronic health records and how people and computers interact in the health care field. She also focusses her research in patient safety, usability and communication. Franklin teaches courses in cognitive engineering, computer-supported collaborative work, research methods and information and knowledge representation.

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers April 30 May 29
Workshops April 7 April 14
Tutorials April 30 May 7
Highlights May 10 June 14
Posters May 14 May 27
Late-break Posters May 20 June 15

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