The ICME 2019 will feature excellent keynote speakers.

Keynote Title: Multimedia Driven Precise Medicine

Nozha Boujemaa (Chief Science and Innovation Officer, MEDIAN Technologies, France)

Time: TBD


Multimedia Research studies have yet multiple applications to empower AI technologies deployment in health and precise medicine domain. For example today, clinical decision-making in oncology is often guided by the results of a biopsy, an invasive procedure that is potentially at risk for the patient and does not take into account the tumor context as a whole, because the tumors are in essence heterogeneous. One of the major challenges for personalized and predictive medicine is to identify whether or not a patient will respond to treatment. In immuno-oncology, 80% of patients receive treatments to which they are not responders. Using imaging to perform virtual biopsies, we fully analyze the tumor and its environment, non-invasively from medical imaging modalities such as scanner or MRI. This talk will show some examples of how multimodal information retrieval can identify certain cancer phenotypes by extracting image signatures and mapping tumor heterogeneity. Deep learning will help predict the patient's prognosis and select and target patients for clinical trials. The great advantage of AI is ensuring patient well-being, reducing the time to market for drug innovations and informing clinical decisions. AI technology robustness is key to achieve trustworthy and responsible AI services in this context.


Nozha Boujemaa is a Key Opinion Leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence and data sciences. She is a Director of Research at Inria (the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics). She was the scientific Head of the IMEDIA/Inria Research Group (Large Scale Multimedia Content Search) for 10 years before becoming Director of the Inria Saclay Research Center from 2010 to 2015 and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Inria in Data Sciences. In 2017, Nozha Boujemaa founded the DATAIA Institute, an interdisciplinary Institute on Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence & Society, which she will run until the end of 2018. As an expert in Interactive Visual Content Indexing and Retrieval and in unsupervised & semi-supervised learning, Nozha Boujemaa has contributed to the emergence of next-generation large-scale multimedia search engines. She managed several flagship collaborative projects with French and European industrials, is the co-author of over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and has supervised over 25 PhD and master students.

Nozha Boujemaa is Knight of the National Order of Merit and Member of the Board of Directors of Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Vice-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence High Level Expert Group (AI HLEG) of the European Commission and member of the AI Group of Experts of the OECD (AIGO). Nozha is also International Advisor for Japan Science and Technology Agency Program “Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration” and Senior Scientific Advisor for “The AI Initiative“ (Harvard Kennedy School). She is President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Technological Research “SystemX” until the end of 2018.


Mu-ming Poo (Member of Academia Sinica, US National Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academy of Science of Hong Kong)


Mu-ming Poo is the founding and current director of Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, and Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley. He studied physics at Tsinghua University (Taiwan) and received Ph D in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. He had served on the faculty of University of California at Irvine, Yale University, Columbia University, and University of California at San Diego, and University of California, Berkeley. He has made seminal contributions in studying neuronal differentiation, axon guidance and synaptic plasticity. He is a member of Academia Sinica, US National Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academy of Science of Hong Kong. He had received Ameritec Prize, Docteur Honoris Causa from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2014), P. R. China International Science & Technology Cooperation Award (2005), Qiushi Distinguished Scientist Award (2011), and Gruber Neuroscience Prize (2016). He is currently on the editorial board of more than 10 academic journals, including Neuron, and serve as the Executive Editor-in-Chief for National Science Review.


Harry Shum (Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research Group)


Harry Shum is executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group. He is responsible for driving the company's overall AI strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, apps and agents. He oversees AI-focused product groups including Bing and Cortana. He also leads Microsoft Research, one of the world's premier computer science research organizations, and its integration with the engineering teams across the company. Previously, Dr. Shum served as the corporate vice president responsible for Bing search product development from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his engineering leadership role at Bing and online services, he oversaw the research activities at Microsoft Research Asia and the lab's collaborations with universities in the Asia Pacific region, and was responsible for the Internet Services Research Center, an applied research organization dedicated to advanced technology investment in search and advertising at Microsoft. Dr. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996 as a researcher based in Redmond, Washington. In 1998 he moved to Beijing as one of the founding members of Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). There he began a nine-year tenure as a researcher, subsequently moving on to become research manager, assistant managing director and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia and a Distinguished Engineer. Dr. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering of the United States.