Bo Wang Awarded CIFAR AI Chair

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Prestigious Chair program supports Canada’s leading role in AI research and training.
Posted On: April 17, 2019
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Dr. Bo Wang, recipient of a CIFAR AI Chair, and recent recruit to UHN.

Congratulations to Techna Scientist Dr. Bo Wang, who was recently named a Canada CIFAR AI Chair as part of the second cohort of CIFAR AI Chairs

Dr. Wang leads the AI team for the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) in developing machine-learning algorithms to help predict the course of disease and help clinicians make decisions to personalize patient care. The prestigious CIFAR Chair will support and advance this work.

In addition to his current role at Techna and PMCC, Dr. Wang is cross-appointed to the Department of Medical Biophysics at UofT and the Vector Institute. He graduated from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and worked as an AI scientist at multiple biotech companies, including Illumina and Genentech.

The CIFAR AI Chairs support Canada’s leading role in AI research and training, providing up to $1 million in funding to support the activities of each Chairholder. They are a component of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy managed by CIFAR, a $125 million investment to support a national AI research community.