Professor Dinggang Shen (IEEE Fellow, AIMBE Fellow, IAPR Fellow and MICCAI Fellow) is the Founding Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering at ShanghaiTech University. He has published more than 1,100 papers, with an H-index of 111 and more than 49,000 citations. He serves in editorial boards of eight international journals, and also served as the General Chair of MICCAI 2019. He has been involved in the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in medical image computing for a long time, including early brain development, early diagnosis, and the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as diagnosis, prognosis and radiotherapy of brain tumor, breast cancer and prostate cancer. He is a pioneering scientist carrying out imaging AI research all over the world and is one of the first to apply deep learning to medical imaging (2012).

Laura I. Furlong is head of the Integrative Biomedical Informatics Group of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics, GRIB (IMIM-UPF), associate lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and founder of the spin off MedBioinformatics Solutions. She has a PhD in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Msc in Bioinformatics by University Pompeu Fabra. She has a broad expertise covering molecular biology, computational systems biology and text mining. Her current research is focused in developing bioinformatic approaches to unravel the mechanisms underlying human diseases and to understand why drugs produce undesired effects.