Jianying Hu, PhD
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York

Jianying Hu (Ph.D.) is Global Science Leader, AI for Healthcare, and Program Director of Center for Computational Health at IBM Research.  Prior to joining IBM in 2003 she was with Bell Labs at Murray Hill, New Jersey. Dr. Hu has conducted and led extensive research in machine learning, data mining, statistical pattern recognition, and signal processing, with applications to healthcare analytics and medical informatics, business analytics, and multimedia content analysis. Her recent focus has been on leading research efforts to develop advanced machine learning, data mining and visual analytics methodologies for deriving data-driven insights from real world healthcare data to facilitate learning health systems. Dr. Hu served as Chair of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) from 2014 to 2016.  She has published over 120 peer reviewed scientific papers and holds 31 patents. She has served as Associate Editor for the journals IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, and International Journal for Document Analysis and Recognition, and is currently on the advisory board of Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research. Dr. Hu is a fellow of IEEE (elected in 2015), a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (elected in 2010), and a recipient of the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (2013).