Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Vice Chair of Research, Radiology, UCSF

Sharmila Majumdar’s research work on imaging, particularly magnetic resonance and development of image processing and analysis tools, has been focused in the areas of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, orthopedic imaging, and lower back pain. Her more recent focus has been on artificial intelligence applied to biomedical imaging. Her research is supported by grants from the NIH and corporate entities, and is diverse – ranging from technical development to clinical trials. She was selected as a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers in 2004 and a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2008. In 2007, the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF awarded her the “Excellence in Direct Teaching and/or Excellence in Mentoring and Advising Award”. She was awarded the ISMRM Gold medal in 2016. She has published extensively in highly regarded journals and serves as a reviewer and on the Editorial Board of multiple scientific journals.

A Next-Gen Research Computing Capability
With the advent of AI and full knowledge-based inquiry, biomedical and health researchers are seeing a chasm between their existing and needed computing capabilities. Bridging this chasm needs some paradigm shifts. We describe some key elements of UCSF’s next-gen capabilities, and illustrate their value in Imaging Sciences.

 Session Abstract – PMWC Silicon Valley

The value of data in healthcare is undeniable and realized when raw information is successfully converted into knowledge that changes clinical practice. To drive value improvements and ensure that the right patient receives the right care requires the right data in combination with the right data analytics. This session will cover various aspects and challenges of data science in hospitals and health systems that drive healthcare with better outcomes.