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Ayman El-Baz, Ph.D., a distinguished academic, currently holds the positions of Professor, Distinguished University Scholar, and Chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His academic journey commenced with the completion of his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He further pursued his educational goals, successfully obtaining his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006. Dr. El-Baz's illustrious career has been marked by numerous accolades and recognitions. It began in 2009 when he was bestowed with the title of Coulter Fellow in recognition of his substantial contributions to biomedical translational research. His remarkable achievements continued to gain prominence, leading to his appointment as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow in 2018, celebrating his exceptional accomplishments in the realm of medical imaging and his exemplary leadership in education, scholarship, and service within the field of bioengineering. In 2020, Dr. El-Baz earned the prestigious distinction of being named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, the first from the Middle East, in acknowledgment of his groundbreaking work in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Medical Imaging (MI). The year 2022 witnessed his recognition as a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow, honoring his invaluable contributions to the field of Biomedical Engineering and his inspirational leadership within the Biomedical Engineering Society. Further solidifying his reputation, Dr. El-Baz achieved the esteemed title of IEEE Fellow in 2023 for his profound contributions to artificial intelligence in medicine and his enduring leadership within the Biomedical Engineering Society. Notably, in 2017, the Biomedical Engineering Society entrusted Dr. El-Baz with the role of an ABET program evaluator, reflecting his standing as an authority in the field. Dr. El-Baz boasts an impressive 23 years of hands-on experience in the areas of bio-imaging modeling, big data, artificial intelligence, and non-invasive computer-assisted diagnosis systems. As a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-I), he has successfully secured 50 grants totaling $29.0 million from esteemed sponsors such as NIH, DOD, NSF, and the American Cancer Society. His scholarly contributions are equally prolific, with 50 books, 250 papers in prestigious high-impact journals, 300 papers in extremely selective peer-reviewed conferences within his field, 300 abstracts, 50 patents, 2 software licensing technologies, 7 software copyrights, 2 tutorials, and 50 invited talks to his credit. Dr. El-Baz's scholarly impact is evident through his impressive citation count of around 23,000, alongside a remarkable H-index of 74. His dedication to mentoring and advising is apparent, having guided and nurtured 29 students, culminating in the successful completion of 15 Ph.D. dissertations and 14 master's theses. His mentorship has yielded substantial recognition, with seven of his Ph.D. advisees earning the prestigious John M. Houchens dissertation awards. Additionally, Dr. El-Baz's research group has amassed a notable 189 national and international awards and travel scholarships, further underscoring his profound influence in the academic community. As an invited speaker for NextComp 2024, he will deliver a talk on the "Role of AI and Big Data in Personalized Diagnosis of Human Diseases and Disorders".

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