AI for bioMedical Sciences (AIMS)

Current Research Focus:


The goal of the AIMS lab led by Prof. Su-In Lee is to conceptually and fundamentally advance the way AI is integrated with biomedicine by addressing novel and forward-looking scientific questions, enabled by AI advances

For example, when the primary focus of AI applications in biomedicine was on making accurate predictions using machine learning (ML) models, we uniquely focused on why a certain prediction was made by developing novel explainable AI (XAI) principles, and techniques (e.g., SHAP) to improve the interpretability of ML models, applicable to a broad spectrum of problems beyond biomedicine. Our XAI techniques can address key questions in biomeidine, such as molecular basis for complex phenotypes, design strategies for therapeutics, or the reasoning process of clinical decisions. 

AIMS lab’s research focuses on a broad spectrum of problems, advancing: (A) AI/ML - developing XAI principles and techniques, (B) Biology - identifying the cause and treatment of challenging diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and (C) Clinical medicine & healthcare - developing and auditing clinical AI models. See our latest publications.

We are a group of passionate researchers consisting of CSE Ph.D. students and MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) students.  Our lab is interdisciplinary with backgrounds ranging from computer science, statistics, and mathematics to molecular & cell biology and clinical medicine

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