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Marzyeh Ghassemi

Principal Investigator

Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi is an Assistant Professor at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES), and a Vector Institute faculty member holding a Canadian CIFAR AI Chair and Canada Research Chair. She holds MIT affiliations with the Jameel Clinic and CSAIL. For examples of short- and long-form talks Dr. Ghassemi has given, see her Forbes lightning talk, and her ICML keynote.

Professor Ghassemi holds a Herman L. F. von Helmholtz Career Development Professorship, and was named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar and one of MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35. Previously, she was a Visiting Researcher with Alphabet’s Verily. She is currently on leave from the University of Toronto Departments of Computer Science and Medicine. Prior to her PhD in Computer Science at MIT, she received an MSc. degree in biomedical engineering from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, and B.S. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering as a Goldwater Scholar at New Mexico State University.

Professor Ghassemi has previously served as a NeurIPS Workshop Co-Chair and General Chair for the ACM Conference on Health, Inference and Learning (CHIL). She also founded the non-profit Association for Health Learning and Inference. Professor Ghassemi has published across computer science and clinical venues, including NeurIPS, KDD, AAAI, MLHC, JAMIA, JMIR, JMLR, AMIA-CRI, Nature Medicine, Nature Translational Psychiatry, and Critical Care. Her work has been featured in popular press such as MIT NewsNVIDIA, and Bloomberg.

Awards and Accolades

  • MIT Prize for Open Data 2023
  • 35 Innovators Under 35, MIT Technology Review 2019
  • Seth J. Teller Award for Excellence, Inclusion and Diversity 2018
  • NSERC Discovery Grant 2018
  • Best Student Paper at AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) for “Predicting Intervention Onset in the ICU with Switching State Space Models” 2017
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