Senior Algorithm Expert

Alibaba DAMO Academy


Email: yjiaweneecs at gmail dot com

I am now a senior algorithm expert of Medical AI R&D at Alibaba DAMO Academy after two wonderful years at PAII Inc. Before that, I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Arlington under supervision from Dr. Junzhou Huang in Aug 2019. I worked as research intern at NVIDIA and PAII in 2018 Summer and Fall, respectively.

My current research interests focus on developing computer vision and machine learning to improve the screening, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations in oncology for precision medicine using medical images and clinical data. Our recent work are presented in Annals of Surgery (Ann Surg)/Radiology/Clinical Cancer Research (CCR) and DeepPrognosis in pancreatic cancer outcome prediction using multi-phase CT imaging has been selected for MICCAI-MedIA Special Issue of Best Papers in 2020.

I hold both Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. I was the winner of Microsoft Student Challenge 2012 and awarded two MICCAI travel awards (MICCAI 2015/2016) and gave two MICCAI orals (MICCAI 2016/2017).


  • Deep Learning in Medical Applications
  • Medical Image Analysis


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019

    University of Texas at Arlington

  • MEng in Signal and Information Processing, 2014

    Xi'an Jiaotong University

  • BEng in Information Engineering, 2011

    Xi'an Jiaotong University

  • Special Class for the Gifted-Young

    Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2005-2007

Recent Posts

Two papers accepted by MICCAI 2022

Two MICCAI 2022 papers accepted.

Our work get accepted by Annals of Surgery/Radiology

The work about automated survival prediction and lymph node metastasis in pancreatic cancer get accepted by Annals of Surgery / Radiology.

Work for oncology accepted by CCR

Deep learning for fully-automated prediction of overall survival in patients with oropharyngeal cancer using FDG PET imaging: an international retrospective study. Inference Model and Codes are available !


AI in Oncology

OPSCC and Pancreas Project

Research Project

Survival Prediction

Recent Publications

(2022). Deep Learning for Fully Automated Prediction of Overall Survival in Patients Undergoing Resection for Pancreatic Cancer: A Retrospective Multicenter Study. Annals of Surgery.


(2021). DeepPrognosis: Preoperative Prediction of Pancreatic Cancer Survival and Surgical Margin via Comprehensive Understanding of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT Imaging and Tumor-Vascular Contact Parsing. Medical Image Analysis (MICCAI 2020 Selected Best Papers SI).


(2021). 3D Graph Anatomy Geometry-Integrated Network for Pancreatic Mass Segmentation, Diagnosis, and Quantitative Patient Management. CVPR 2021.


(2021). Deep learning for fully-automated prediction of overall survival in patients with oropharyngeal cancer using FDG PET imaging. Clinical Cancer Research.


Academic Services

Journal Reviewer

  • Nature Communications
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Neurocomputing

Conference Program Committee/Reviewer

  • AAAI 2022 SPC
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2021
  • ICCV 2021, CVPR 2021-2022, ECCV 2022
  • International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning (MIDL), 2020
  • Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2017-2022

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