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Luca Giancardo

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Luca Giancardo is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Precision Health, School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), UTHealth with co-appointments at and at the Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth and the Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, UTHealth. He was a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoc at the Italian Institute of Technology (Italy). He received his PhD at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Burgundy (France).

He is a computer scientist with extensive experience in image analysis and machine learning. He has worked on developing new machine learning-based methodologies to discover computational biomarkers from patterns in biomedical data such as optical images, magnetic resonance imaging, X-rays, computer tomography, laboratory animal videos or tracking devices. His work has been applied to a number of biomedical applications, such as diabetic retinopathy screening or neurodegenerative disease tracking and successfully translated to industry with two startups based on his methods. One, Hubble Telemedical, was acquired by Welch Allyn in 2015, another, nQ-Medical has raised multimillion dollars in investment in 2018. His work has been featured by news outlet such as MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian magazine and others. I have received multiple awards, including the prestigious 100k Singapore Challenge awarded by a judging panel composed by Nobel Prize and Millennium Technology Prize winners.