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Distinguished Lecture by Dr James Zou


25Apr 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Siu Lun Lecture Theatre
  • Dr James Zou

Distinguished Lecture – Biomedicine in the age of generative AI

  Date: Apr 25, 2024 (Thu)

  Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am

  Venue: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Siu Lun Lecture Theatre

                  (WLB205, Shaw Campus, HKBU)

  Moderator: Dr Eric Zhang




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James Zou is an associate professor of Biomedical Data Science, CS and EE at Stanford University. He is also the faculty director of Stanford AI4Health. He works on both improving the foundations of ML–-by making models more trustworthy and reliable–-as well as in-depth scientific and clinical applications. Many of his innovations are widely used in tech and biotech industries.  He has received a Sloan Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, two Chan-Zuckerberg Investigator Awards, a Top Ten Clinical Achievement Award, several best paper awards, and faculty awards from Google, Amazon, Tencent and Adobe. His research has also been profiled in popular press including the NY Times, WSJ, and WIRED.



The talk will explore how we can develop and use generative AI to help researchers, clinicians, and patients. It will first discuss how we employ AI to generate recipes for the creation and validation of new drugs. Then, the talk will present how we developed visual-language AI to help clinicians interpret histology images. Finally, the talk will also discuss how we use large language models (LLMs) to simplify medical forms and improve the informed consent process for patients. To conclude, it will discuss perspectives on what’s on the new horizon for generative AI.


Distinguished Lecture by Dr James Zou