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Summer Practice @ WuXi AppTec: AI in Drug Development
Date: 2018/7/30             Browse: 72

Speaker:     Dr. Cyrus Chan

Time:          14:30—15:30, July 30

Location:    Room 1A-200, SIST Building


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the buzz word for everyone. Will AI disrupt drug development, or empower its growth? In this talk we will first introduce WuXi AppTec’s positioning and development in this area, followed by introduction to the new Big Data & AI Unit. We will elaborate more on AI challenges and opportunities on drug development in the context of WuXi AppTec, with discussion on potential topics for summer practice.


Dr. Cyrus Chan is the Executive Director of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Unit, WuXi AppTec. The new department closely works with leaders from Business Units and Operation Units to design, develop, and execute major AI programs & projects. 
Prior to joining WuXi AppTec in 2018, Cyrus was Principal Scientist at Philips Research China AI Lab, and an internal start-up CEO in Philips’ Breakthrough Acceleration Program. Before that, he worked on genomics in a member lab of ENCODE consortium at UCLA. He used to work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a visiting assistant professor. Cyrus has hands-on experience in the field of machine learning, AI algorithms and applications, visual analytics, biomedical informatics and technology transfers. He has about 40 international publications in related areas (e.g. in IEEE Transactions, Bioinformatics, and Genome Research), and filed over 20 international patents in healthcare AI.
Dr. Cyrus Chan graduated from CUHK and obtained his Ph.D. in computer science & engineering.