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COLLOQUIUM: Zhiyong Lu, "The Future of Healthcare: How AI and ChatGPT are Changing the Game in Medicine"

Event Type
Illinois Computer Science
HYBRID: 2405 Siebel Center for Computer Science or online
wifi event
Sep 27, 2023   3:30 pm  
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Computer Science Colloquium Series


Refreshments Provided.

The explosion of biomedical big data and information in the past decade or so has created new opportunities for discoveries to improve the treatment and prevention of human diseases. As such, the field of medicine is undergoing a paradigm shift driven by AI-powered analytical solutions. This talk delves into the convergence of AI and ChatGPT, highlighting their pivotal roles in revolutionizing biomedical discovery, patient care, diagnosis, treatment, and medical research. By demonstrating their uses in some real-world applications such as improving PubMed searches (Fiorini et al., Nature Biotechnology 2018), supporting precision medicine (Allot et al., Nature Genetics 2023), and taming COVID-19 pandemic paper tsunami in LitCovid (Chen et al., Nature 2000), we underscore the potential of AI and ChatGPT in enhancing clinical decision-making, personalizing patient experiences, and accelerating knowledge discovery.

Dr. Zhiyong Lu is a (tenured) Senior Investigator at the National Library of Medicine Intramural Research Program, leading research in biomedical text and image processing, information retrieval, and AI/machine learning. In his role as Deputy Director for Literature Search at National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Dr. Lu oversees the overall R&D efforts to improve literature search and information access in resources like PubMed and LitCovid, which are used by millions worldwide each day. Dr. Lu also serves as an Associate Editor of Bioinformatics, and Organizer of the BioCreative NLP challenge. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Lu has mentored over 60 trainees, many of whom have gone on to become independent faculty members/researchers at academic institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia. With over 300 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Lu is a highly cited author, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

Part of the Illinois Computer Science Speakers Series. Faculty Host: Jiawei Han & Chengxiang Zhai

Meeting ID: 842 8902 7556
Passcode: csillinois

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