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Manager, Image Analysis and Machine Learning Research
IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA



I lead an exceptionally talented group of machine learning and image analysis scientists at IBM Almaden Research Center. I and my team work towards building AI solutions for radiologists and clinicians in general. My personal research interest is in deep learning for scenarios of limited data and labels. In the last few years I have extensively published in this area. 

Brief bio: I graduated from the School of Computing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2008. After completing research fellowships at the University of British Columbia (2008-2011) and at Harvard Medical School (2011-2012), I joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia as an assistant professor in 2012. I joined IBM Research in 2014. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. My areas of research are mainly in the area of big data for healthcare, with a particular interest in handling difficulties posed by multimodal and incomplete nature of medical image and text data. I have developed technologies to address these issues.

For a list of publications, please see my public Google Scholar profile.

I love travelling and photography. Check out my public Instagram feed.

Major Technical Achievements at IBM:

- Led the Almaden DeepEyes team, a general purpose system composed of deep learned models for anomaly detection in medical images
- Led the development of IBM Medical Image Annotation system, a technology for high througput medical image label generation with active learning
- Developed an image to text transform for automatic medical image labeling (MICCAI 2016 paper)
- Award winning paper at MICCAI 2015: "Scandent Tree: A Random Forest Learning Method for Incomplete Multimodal Datasets"
Authors: Soheil Hor, Mehdi Moradi. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2015. Volume 9349 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 694-701

Recent service to the academic/professional community

Chair, Healthcare Informatics Professional Interest Community (PIC) for Almaden Research Center.


New as of 2017: Member, Computer Science Evaluation Committe of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Journal editorship:
Associate Editor
, IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Associate Editor, Medical Physics

Program Committee Member, SPIE Medical Imaging, Digital Pathology Meeting, 2018
Co-chair, MICCAI ML-CDS Workshop 2017
Program Committee Member, SPIE Medical Imaging, Digital Pathology Meeting, 2017
Co-chair, MICCAI ML-CDS Workshop 2016
Program Committee Member, MICCAI 2016
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016
Program Committee Member, SPIE Medical Imaging, Digital Pathology Meeting, 2016
Program Committee Member, MICCAI 2015
Program Committee Member, AE-CAI 2015
Program Committee Member, MICCAI 2014
Workshops and Tutorials co-chair, MICCAI 2014
Program Committee Member,

Senior Member, IEEE
Grant Reviewer: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Program (2014, 2015, 2016)
Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 2013