Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, DNAnexus

Part of DNAnexus since its inception, George has been involved in the design and implementation of the DNAnexus product line, and its application in key accounts around the world. He is currently heading up strategic projects, exploring ways in which DNAnexus technology can be used to craft novel experiences that transcend traditional genomics boundaries. George holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, where he helped analyze 1% of the human genome as part of the ENCODE Pilot Project. His prior research experience includes comparative metagenomics, silicon compilers for reconfigurable hardware, and elliptic curve cryptanalysis.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: AI methods promise to revolutionize the way we approach medicine, by building and training models that make accurate predictions. But the application of AI in actual biomedical contexts comes with distinct challenges. This session features speakers in the forefront of real-life AI applications, who will discuss challenges such as how to reach an interpretable/explainable AI model and how to apply AI in a regulated context.

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