Innovations and Challenges at a time of Pandemic

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is pleased to present the innovative work of Professor Alexander Wong.

Even when the innovation translation and commercialization is successful, unforeseen events such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic can lead to new challenges as well as opportunities for innovation. In this talk, we will highlight innovations made by the Vision and Image Processing Research Group and DarwinAI, a spin-off from the research group, in an open collaborative initiative for accelerating AI for clinical assistance in a time of pandemic. This talk will feature the journey from taking research innovation from the lab and turning it into an industrial reality holds many challenges, particularly when doing it through the launch a new tech startup.

Alexander Wong

Alexander Wong is currently the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, co-director of the Vision and Image Processing Research Group, a valued member of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and an associate professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has published over 550 refereed journal and conference papers, as well as patents, and have received numerous awards and recognitions for his research and teaching contributions. He is also the co-founder of DarwinAI, an award-winning AI company focused on accelerating deep learning development through explainable AI.

This event will be presented via Webex.

Link will be emailed to registrants before the event.