2020 AI Symposium

The 2020 symposium took place on Oct. 30, 2020.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 symposium.

Videos from the event are now available.

The symposium aims to bring together participants from both academia and industry who are interested in the foundations or real-life applications of artificial intelligence. This year we are excited to have 55 posters presentation featuring the latest research on artificial intelligence and health.

Please familiarize yourself with the VirtualChair/gather.town platform by watching this video.

Please read the attendee guide below, it contains important information.


10:00-10:12 am
Welcome, Introduction to AI lab, and Introduction to eHealth & AI at Michigan (eHAIL)
Rada Mihalcea and Jenna Wiens (Michigan AI)

Remarks from Eric Michielssen (Associate Dean for Research, University of Michigan, College of Engineering) and Steve Kunkel (Vice Dean for Research, University of Michigan, Medical School) 

10:12-10:42 am
AI & Health Faculty Talks
Anhong Guo (Michigan AI) – Human-AI Systems for Visual Information Access
Ben Kuipers (Michigan AI) – The Intelligent Wheelchair
Session chair: Joyce Chai (Michigan AI)

10:42-11:00 am

Angelique Taylor (University of California San Diego) – Safety-Critical Social Navigation for Mobile Robots in the Emergency Department

Xinkun Nie (Stanford University) – Learning When-to-Treat Policies

Niranjani Prasad (Princeton University) –Reinforcement Learning for Clinical Decision-Making in the ICU

Sonali Parbhoo (Harvard University) – Treatment-Effect Estimation from Well Curated to Less Resourced Populations with HIV

Kalesha Bullard (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) – Emergent Communication in Embodied Multi-Agent Populations

Chinasa T. Okolo (Cornell University) – Understanding the Role of AI-enabled Healthcare in the Global South

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Keynote Talk
Fei-Fei Li (Human-AI Institute, Stanford University) – Illuminating the Dark Space of Healthcare with Ambient Intelligence
Session chair: Rada Mihalcea (Michigan AI)

12:00 – 12:30 pm
AI & Health Faculty Talks
Veronica Perez-Rosas (Michigan AI) – Developing Natural Language Processing Tools for Enhanced Psychotherapy
Alanson Sample (University of Michigan, CSE) – In Home Activity Inferencing for Long-term Health and Wellness Monitoring
Session chair: Larry An (Michigan Medicine)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Poster Session (interactive)

2:00-3:00 pm
Keynote Talk
Saurabh Jha (University of Pennsylvania) – Algorithms Without Borders – Finding Bugs
Session chair: Brahmajee Nallamothu (Michigan Medicine)

3:00–4:00 pm
Interactive panel: Collaboration versus Automation: the Role of AI in Healthcare


Ella Kazerooni (Michigan Medicine)

Joyce Lee (Michigan Medicine)

Emily Mower Provost (Michigan AI)

John Laird (Michigan AI)


Jenna Wiens (Michigan AI, Precision Health)

Call for Sponsorship

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the symposium, please contact us at: aisymposium@umich.edu


The symposium is organized by the Michigan AI Lab. Contact us at aisymposium@umich.edu.

General chairs: 
Rada Mihalcea, Janice M. Jenkins Collegiate Professor of Computer Science. Director of Michigan AI.
Jenna Wiens, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Co-Director of Precision Health at the University of Michigan.

Poster/Demos Session chairs:
Christine Konicki, Michigan AI PhD student (ckonicki@umich.edu)
Meera Krishnamoorthy, Michigan AI PhD student (meerak@umich.edu)

Local arrangement chair:
Aurelia Bunescu

Call for Posters

Poster submissions are encouraged from both academic and industry participants, covering (among others) research contributions, work in progress, position statements, applications of AI.
Previously published work can be submitted and presented. We welcome work in all areas of AI, but specifically encourage work at the intersection of AI and Health.

Note: Deadline for full poster submission is Oct. 23.
Poster presenters will receive information on how to submit their full poster after they submit a poster abstract. Poster presenters are not allowed to promote their company.

Symposium Registration

The symposium is free and open to the general public.

Registration is required, deadline: Oct. 26.