Arash Naeim

Dr. Arash Naeim is a Professor in Bioengineering in the Henry Saumeli School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; and a Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Hematology-Oncology and Geriatric Medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. He is Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research for the UCLA. Health. He is board certified in clinical informatics and serves as the Physician Informaticist for UCLA Health in the areas of research and oncology. He is an Associate Director of the CTSI, GIRS, and IPH. He is also a Senior Leader and Director of Informatics for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests included outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, modeling of health and frailty, and clinical trial design. His focus of research for the majority of his publications and research grants has been in breast cancer and cancer in the elderly. He is the UCLA Principal Investigator for the Athena Breast Health Network and NIH grant that aims to use sensor technology and analytics to reduce risk, integrate innovative technology, and advance precision medicine.

Alex Bui, PhD

Co-Director, Center for SMART Health
Director, Medical & Imaging Informatics Group
Director, Medical Informatics Home Area
Professor, Departments of Radiological Sciences, Bioengineering & Bioinformatics
David Geffen Chair in Informatics

Dr. Bui received his PhD in Computer Science in 2000, upon which he joined the UCLA faculty. His research includes informatics and data science for biomedical research and healthcare in areas related to distributed information architectures and mHealth; development, evaluation, and translation of AI-based methods (e.g., machine learning, reinforcement learning) for healthcare; and data visualization. His work bridges contemporary computational approaches with the opportunities arising from the breadth of biomedical observations and the electronic health record (EHR), tackling the associated translational challenges.

Dr. Bui has a long history of leading extramurally funded research, including from multiple different NIH institutes (NCI, NLM, NINDS, NIBIB, NIMHD). He was Co-Director for the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Centers Coordination Center; Application Lead for the NSF-funded Expeditions in Computing Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC), exploring cutting-edge hardware/software techniques for accelerating algorithms used in healthcare; and Director of the NIH-funded Los Angeles PRISMS Center, a U54 focused on mHealth informatics. He is also a Program Director of two separate NIH T32s at UCLA in the areas of biomedical informatics, and data science; Director of the Medical & Imaging Informatics (MII) Group; and is Co-Director of UCLA CTSI’s Informatics Program.