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Lee Cooper

“What people call ‘deep learning’ has transformed our ability to interpret images,” says Lee. “There was some great work analyzing whole-slide images prior to deep learning, but it was much harder to imagine systems that were fit for clinical use.” Lee is Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of Computational Pathology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. When asked about the funniest moment in career, he recalls, “One time in graduate school, I woke up to an email with the subject “WHO IS LEE COOPER?!?” I was analyzing whole-slide images on our department’s computer cluster and had filled the drive, which locked everyone out!”

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