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Fady Jameel

 Vice Chairman, Community Jameel

Community Jameel is an independent, global organisation advancing science to help communities thrive in a rapidly changing world. Fady Jameel is closely involved in Community Jameel’s efforts to tackle some of humanity’s greatest challenges, including: global poverty; water and food security; the future of education; machine learning in health; data modelling of disease; and early action against hunger. Fady is Deputy President and Vice Chairman, International of Abdul Latif Jameel, a family owned diversified business, founded in 1945 by his grandfather, the late Abdul Latif Jameel.

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AI Faculty Lead, MIT Jameel Clinic

Regina Barzilay is a School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Barzilay’s research interests are in machine learning models for molecular modeling with applications to drug discovery and clinical AI. She also works in natural language processing. Her work has been recognized with the MacArthur “Genius Grant”, the Squirrel AI Award, and she was inducted into the Academy of Arts & Sciences this year.

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Eric Xing

President and University Professor, Mohamed bin Zayed University of AI

Eric Poe Xing is an American computer scientist, academic administrator, and entrepreneur. Prior to his appointment as President of MBZUAI, Xing was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and researcher in machine learning, computational biology, and statistical methodology. Xing is also the Founder, Chairman, Chief Scientist, and former CEO of Petuum Inc.

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Director, MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

Dina Katabi is a Thuan and Nicole Pham Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Dr. Katabi's research focuses on innovations in mobile computing, wireless sensing, and machine learning with application to digital health. Dr. Katabi’s lab has spun out startups including PiCharging and Emerald. She is a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius Grant” and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Her research has been recognized with the ACM Prize in Computing, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the SIGCOMM Test of Time Award, the NSF Career Award, and others. As of this year, Dr. Katabi is also a newly inducted member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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Adam Yala

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley and UCSF

Adam Yala recently completed his PhD at MIT and has since then become Assistant Professor of Computational Precision Health and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the UC Berkeley and UCSF. Dr. Yala's interests lie in the intersection of Machine Learning and Precision Medicine to create more precise and equitable healthcare. Towards this goal, Dr. Yala’s research focuses on designing modeling approaches that are robust to data generation biases, offer safeguards for clinical deployment and can adapt to diverse clinical requirements. His previous work has contributed to three areas: 1) predicting future cancer risk, 2) designing personalized screening policies and 3) private data sharing through neural obfuscation. His tools are implemented at multiple hospital systems around the world, and underlie prospective clinical trials.

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Shrooq Alsenan

Research Fellow, MIT Jameel Clinic

Shrooq Alsenan is an Assistant Professor with a PhD in Information Systems Sciences from King Saud University. She is a Postdoc Researcher in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and a research fellow at MIT Jameel Clinic. Dr. Alsenan’s research interests focus on AI in healthcare and the transformation of the traditional drug discovery pipeline with AI and machine learning for molecular modeling, visualization, early disease diagnostics. She is recipient of the healthcare innovation research chair grant at KSU. Her research was recognized with a 1st place distinguished PhD dissertation in the Annual Awards Ceremony for Excellence in Scientific Research at King Saud University 2022.

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Mohammad Yaqub

Assistant Professor, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Mohammad Yaqub is an assistant professor in the Computer Vision Department at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is also an honorary research fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Dr. Yaqub was the Vice President of Engineering at Intelligent Ultrasound limited Oxford. He has led the R&D team to develop state of the art solutions in different clinical applications. His main achievement was the development of ScanNav, the first AI based fetal anomaly scan assessment system. The product has been exclusively licensed by GE Healthcare and is now in the new ultrasound Voluson Swift machines.

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Mecit Can Emre Simsekle

Associate Professor, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi; and an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London (UCL) School of Management, London. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School), and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr. Simsekler’s research interests span healthcare analytics and management to improve operational and safety outcomes and accelerate risk based decision making.

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Ignacio Fuentes Ribas

Executive Director, MIT Jameel Clinic

Ignacio Fuentes Ribas is the Executive Director at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (MIT Jameel Clinic). In this role he aims to develop excellent research work in the areas of artificial intelligence, life sciences, and medicine, fostering a strong community committed to growth and impact to create longstanding value at MIT and in the world. With experience driving strategy and change management across industries, Ignacio has held leadership positions as an international executive in the Generali group, General Electric, and Santander. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education.

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Kashif Rajpoot

Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Dubai

Dr. Kashif Rajpoot is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and leads the Computer Science programmes in University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. His research focuses on developing solutions for problems in medical image analysis, machine learning, cardiac electrophysiology, and biomarker analysis. Rajpoot has been at Birmingham since early 2016. Prior to that, he obtained research, academic, and international experience at University of Oxford (UK), King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia), National University of Sciences & Technology (Pakistan), and GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (Pakistan)

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Zeina Tawakol

Executive Director, Magdi Yacoub Foundation

Zeina Tawakol is the Executive Director of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation and “The Dynamo of Aswan Heart Centre”, as Sir Magdi Yacoub, the legendary Egyptian heart surgeon, likes to call her. Through her work as the Executive Director of the Aswan Heart Centre at the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation, she has become an inspiration for young people hoping to achieve big things while helping others in the process.

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Paul Sebastian

 Head of Public Health and Palliative Care, Tata Trusts

Dr. Paul Sebastian is an experienced cancer surgeon with a proven track record in supervising and directing program operations at Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Trivandrum and at the Alamelu Charitable Foundation (ACF), Tata Trusts. With over 35 years of experience in clinical work, research, administration and program leadership, Dr. Sebastian currently leads the public health and palliative care program of the Cancer Care Initiative of Tata Trusts and is responsible for roll-out of the cancer outreach program in 14 districts across multiple states in India since 2018. Creating cancer awareness, tobacco control, capacity building of healthcare professionals, screening and early detection of common cancers and palliative care are the focus of his work while working closely with the National Health Mission and other stakeholders.

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George Yacoub

CHCIO, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company-SEHA

George is a healthcare and business executive with focus on Information Technology, workflow enhancement, operations and large scale program management. George joined SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company) in February 2010 in Abu Dhabi, UAE as the Chief Information Officer of Corniche Hospital. In 2013, George moved to SEHA's HQ to take the role of Corporate IT Advisor in charge of developing corporate IT strategies, governance and operations, program management, budget planning and execution, monitoring and managing the performance of IT departments at all of SEHA's 8 hospitals and over 65 outpatient clinics.

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Mohaymen Abdelghany

CEO, Danat Al Emarat Hospital

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany is an anesthesiologist by background; graduated from Harvard and INSEAD executive leadership programs, Dr. Abdelghany holds two masters in anesthesia and healthcare management after finishing his medical degree. Dr. Abdelghany is also Six Sigma trained and may help organizations with process improvement activities. As a Senior Physician and Healthcare Executive, his global experience reflects achievements across public and for profit health systems. He serves on several healthcare and advisory boards and actively participates as a speaker/panelist in major international and regional healthcare conferences, symposia, and meetings.

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Mubaraka Ibrahim

Acting CIO, Emirates Health Services Establishment

Mubaraka Ibrahim is currently the Acting CIO of the Information Sector and as Director of Health Information Systems in the recently formed Emirates Health Services Establishment. A widely lauded digital transformation leader in the medical and government space, her 20-year career track record includes previous deputyship of all computing functions at the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), where she led 160+ key personnel towards multiple federal healthcare technology projects such as the Riayati (National Unified Medical Record) patient integrations and Tatmeen (Track & Trace) for securing pharmaceutical supply chains that uphold post-pandemic resiliency.

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Tala Al Ramahi

Director, Reaching The Last Mile

Tala Al Ramahi plays a lead role in shaping the strategy for the Crown Prince Court’s global health philanthropy, and disability & inclusion portfolios. Previously, she served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Special Olympics World Games 2019. In this role, she led strategy and legacy for the Games, fast tracking and creating an enabling environment for the inclusion agenda of people with disabilities within the UAE as well as globally. Al Ramahi serves on the Board of Special Olympics UAE and UNITLIFE, as well as being a Steering Committee member of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund.

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George Richards

Director, Community Jameel

George Richards is the Director of Community Jameel, an independent, global organization advancing science to help communities thrive in a rapidly changing world. rior to becoming Director in 2020, George led strategy for the organization from 2015, and was head of heritage programmes at Art Jameel, the arts and culture organization, with responsibility for initiatives in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and beyond, sustaining traditional cultural practices, supporting architectural preservation, and digitally recording heritage.

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