Guorong Wu is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Wu received his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2007. After graduation, he worked for Pixelworks and joined University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. Dr. Wu's research aims to develop computational tools for biomedical imaging analysis and computer assisted diagnosis. He is interested in medical image processing, machine learning and pattern recognition.
The year 2016 witnessed rapid strides in IT, moving us closer to what futurists call a singularity -- AI (including sub disciplines such ad machine learning, deep learning, etc.) led unprecedented technology change resulting in a fundamental shift from the unrivalled dominance of human decision making. AI took the center-stage in 2016. IBM Watson's prowess in cancer diagnosis and treatment is impressive. According to a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study, Watson recommended the same treatment as oncologists in 99 per cent of cases. More interestingly, Watson found treatment options that oncologists had missed in 30 per cent of the cases.
We encourage everyone who is interested to apply. Application is open to all, including students, post-doctoral candidates, research staff, industries, startups: to people from across Africa and the world. We are particularly looking for people with a passion for machine learning and who are committed to our mission of strengthening machine learning in Africa. What is the Deep Learning Indaba? The Deep Learning Indaba 2018 will be held over 6 days, from the 9th to the 14th of September at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Unlike most other lists of top experts, this one is a hand-picked selection, not based on influence or Klout scores, or the number of Twitter followers and re-tweets, or other similar metrics. Each of these experts has his/her own Wikipedia page. Some might not even have a Twitter account. All of them have had a very strong academic and research career in the most prestigious places. Jeffrey Hawkins is the American founder of Palm Computing (where he invented the Palm Pilot) and Handspring (where he invented the Treo).