Faisal Farooq, PhD
Disclosures: Employee-IBM

Faisal Farooq, PhD is an established research leader with over 15 yrs of experience in applying machine learning in healthcare domain, managing large research teams with multimillion dollar R&D portfolio. Faisal is currently the head of the digital health research group at QCRI. Prior to that he led a 100+ member team involved in conducting cutting edge research and delivering AI products to the healthcare market at IBM. Faisal was responsible for delivering a highly successful and one of largest deployed machine learning/NLP based systems in US healthcare with revenue exceeding 350M. He was nominated as a Key Expert (Distinguished Scientist) which is the highest research status in Siemens.

Faisal’s general areas of interest are in machine learning and specifically applications for healthcare analytics including clinical informatics, health economics outcomes research, signal detection, disease progression modeling, predictive modeling and risk stratification. Faisal has authored 20+ patents, 50+ scientific publications, organized 15+ conferences and workshops (NIPS, ICML, KDD, ICPR). Faisal was appointed as the General Chair of KDD 2018 and Associate General Chair of KDD 2017. KDD is the world’s best data mining and data science conference. He serves on various editorial boards, professional bodies, conference organizing committees and advisory groups.