We are the Artificial Intelligence Innovation (A2I) research laboratory in the Department of Computational Biomedicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA (USA). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is part of the Cedars-Sinai Health System which accepts patients from a population of more than 14 million people across the Los Angeles area. Cedars-Sinai has a strong translational and clinical research mission with more than $100 million in annual federal funding with training programs for graduate students, postdocs, residents, and fellows. We are located in the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood which serves as the Cedars-Sinai North Campus for research and education.
The primary goal of the A2I lab is to understand human health as a complex adaptive system so that we can improve the prediction, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of common diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. We take a computational approach focused on the development, evaluation, and application of innovative artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and systems approaches to modeling biomedical big data for precision health. We are particularly interested in AI methods that are accessible, explainable, fair, open, transparent, and unbiased. All of our software is released as open-source through Github to share with the biomedical research community.
Recent work has focused automated machine learning (AutoML) methods which are able to bring this challenging technology to non-experts. Our tree-based pipeline optimization tool (TPOT) algorithm and software was one of the first AutoML methods. See our research page for examples of current and past projects. Here is a 12-minute YouTube video introduction to our AI and machine learning interests.
We look forward to working with you!