Abstract: The amount and variety of healthcare data are growing at a very rapid pace. By some estimates, there are 150+ Exabytes of data in healthcare today and it is doubling every 24 months! In addition to the data, the amount of medical knowledge available in the form of publications is doubling every 18 months. The most important challenge organizations are facing is how to cope with these increasing amounts of data and knowledge and how to derive insights that matter in making decisions across the healthcare and life sciences applications.
The era of Big Data in healthcare provides opportunities for applying computational methods for gleaning insights regarding practice patterns variations (practice-based evidence), adherence to suggested care regimens, behavior modification, and personalization of care to the individual needs. BlockChain enables the ecosystem of data in healthcare to have more fluidity, and AI allows us to extract insights from the data.
In this presentation, Dr. Abbaspour will share ideas on applications of AI and BlockChain in healthcare and life sciences.
Bio: Dr. Soroush Abbaspour is the Program Director and Chief of Staff, Innovations in AI & BlockChain for HealthCare and Life Science Organization in IBM Watson Health. He is responsible for Innovations Global Operations, Strategic Initiatives, and Business Development.
Prior to joining IBM Watson Health in June 2015, Dr. Abbaspour was the IBM Research Global Business Development Executive, leading go-to-market strategy and execution of Smarter Energy and Cognitive solutions.
Dr. Abbaspour received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC) and his MBA from New York University (NYU) Stern Business School. He has served as a member of technical program committees for several IEEE/ACM conferences and as the vice-chair of ACM SIGDA Physical Design Technical Committee. His work on nonlinear simulation of VLSI circuits has received IBM Research Division Award. He has seventeen (17) US patents, and has published more than twenty (20) journal and conference papers.