Dr. Spyridon Bakas is the Joshua Edwards Associate Professor at IU School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and is the Inaugural Director of the Division of Computational Pathology. He also holds secondary appointments in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, the Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science, the Department of Neurological Surgery, and the Department of Computer Science in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
Before joining IU, Dr. Bakas was with the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and a secondary affiliation with the Dept. of Bioengineering at the UPenn.
His research interests focus on the development, application, and benchmarking of advanced computational algorithms in medical imaging, with the intention of improving disease assessment, quantification, and diagnosis in the current clinical practice. He has been leading projects on image quantification, radiogenomics, and federated learning, towards enabling treatment selection models customized on an individual patient basis, while addressing health disparities and inequities.
Dr. Bakas has received grant funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Translational Biomedical Imaging Center of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics of UPenn. He has co-authored >100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and >70 medical conference abstracts, with collaborators that span across academic ranks and disciplines. He is a founding board member of the MICCAI Society's Special Interest Group on Biomedical Image Analysis Challenges (SIG-BIAS), the Vice Chair for Benchmarking & Clinical Translation in the MLCommons’ Medical group, the co-lead of the AI-RANO working group, and has served as the organizer and chair of numerous challenges, workshops, and tutorials at both technical and clinical scientific meetings.