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Prof. Su-In Lee, University of Washington, Seattle



Prof. Su-In Lee, the Paul G. Allen Professor of Computer Science at UW, earned her PhD from Stanford University in 2009 under the guidance of Prof. Daphne Koller. She joined UW in 2010 after serving as a visiting Assistant Professor in the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. A recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and  International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Innovator Award, and an American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Scholar, Prof. Lee is renowned for her work in AI and computational biology. Notably, she is recognized as a trailblazer in explainable AI (XAI), significantly enhancing ML model interpretability.

Prof. Lee's recent contributions revolve around essential XAI principles and techniques, including her groundbreaking SHAP framework. Her innovative biomedical research spans basic biology to clinical medicine, enabled by XAI advancements. Conceptually advancing the integration of AI with biomedicine, her work addresses forward-looking scientific questions, enabling novel discoveries from high-throughput molecular data and electronic health records and advancing healthcare. This pioneering line of work has led to highly cited publications across foundational AI, computational molecular biology, and clinical medicine.

She holds several significant roles, including Director of the UW Computational Molecular Biology Program and AI Core Director for the NIH Nathan Shock Center for Basic Biology of Aging. Additionally, she serves as Associate Editor for Science Advances and as a Standing Member for NIH's Biodata Management and Analysis (BDMA) Study Section.