Gregory D. Hager
Gregory D. Hager is the Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and Founding Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Professor Hager received his BA in Mathematics and Computer Science Summa Cum Laude at Luther College (1983), and his MS (1986) and PhD (1988) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Karlsruhe, and was on the faculty of Yale University prior to joining Johns Hopkins. Professor Hager’s research interests include collaborative and vision-based robotics, time-series analysis of image data, and medical applications of image analysis and robotics. He is also the former Chair of the Computing Community Consortium, a board member of the Computing Research Association, and is a member of the governing board of the International Federation of Robotics Research. Professor Hager has served on the editorial boards of IEEE TRO, IEEE PAMI, and IJCV. He is a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to Vision-Based Robotics and a Fellow of the MICCAI Society for his contributions to imaging and his work on the analysis of surgical technical skill.
Director of Clinical Strategy
Dr. John Krakauer is a neurologist and neuroscientist with an interest in the healthy and damaged motor system. He was an Associate Professor of Neurology and Co-Director of the Motor Performance Laboratory at Columbia University up until 2010. He is now the Director of the Center for Motor Learning and Brain Repair at Johns Hopkins University where he studies motor learning and control in patients after stroke and their relationship to functional recovery. There is a critical need to establish whether motor learning itself is affected after stroke and to determine which forms of motor learning should be the focus of rehabilitation strategies. He has made a number of observations/contributions to the study of motor learning in healthy subjects and motor recovery after stroke that suggest new directions for the treatment of impairment early after stroke.
Director for Systems and Operations
Dr. Levin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and holds joint appointments in the Department Civil Engineering (Whiting School of Engineering). He also works as a member of the Department of Operations Integration to forward operational, quality, and financial improvement initiatives within the Johns Hopkins Health System. He is Director and Leadership Council Chair of the Systems Institute. Upon finishing his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Levin joined the Hopkins faculty in 2008. Dr. Levin’s research focuses on the use and development of systems engineering tools to study and improve the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of health care delivery. Research is directed toward determining how scarce health care resources may be managed and deployed to best care for patient populations. This includes an emphasis on systems engineering techniques aimed at improving quality of care, access to care, and medical decision-making.
Director of Research and Technical Strategy
Suchi Saria is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, with joint appointments in statistics, biostatistics, and health policy. She directs the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab and is the founding research director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.
Saria’s technical interests span machine learning and computational statistics and their application to challenging, high-impact, real-world domains. Saria’s research focuses on designing next-generation diagnostic and treatment planning tools that leverage statistical and computational techniques for individualizing health care.
Saria has received significant recognition for her work, including a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2018 and a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2016. In 2017, she was named to MIT Tech Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” and in 2015, she was among Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10.” In 2015, she was one of IEEE Intelligent Systems Artificial Intelligence “10 to Watch.” She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research.
Saria received her master’s and doctorate degrees in computer science from Stanford University, working with Professor Daphne Koller. Prior to joining the Whiting School of Engineering in 2012, she was a National Science Foundation Computing Innovation fellow at Harvard University and also worked at Aster Data Systems, a startup that was acquired by Teradata.