Professor Hamid Tizhoosh has been working on both medical images and artificial neural networks for two decades. Only recently he and his students at the KIMIA Lab were able to exploit the advances in machine learning to tag medical images with ‘deep barcodes’, an idea that can revolutionize diagnostic imaging.
When Jim Estill decided to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families, he didn’t tell anyone about it at first—not his accountant, not his friends, not even his wife. It was the summer of 2015, and the death toll in Syria had reached a quarter of a million people, while another four million had fled the country. All summer long, the news reported horror stories of Syrians drowning in the Mediterranean. Humanitarian aid programs were being cut across the Middle East.[Read more]