MAE Distinguished Research Professor Chih-Ming Ho delivered a plenary talk at Micro TAS, an international flagship conference on microfluidic systems and bio-molecular sensors. The title of the presentation was “AI-based Personalized Theranostics.”
When cancer patients are treated by chemotherapy, usually the response rate is about 25%. The inability to pinpoint optimized regimens, drugs, and doses, to accommodate genetics-related human diversities and patient specific physiological responses results in implicitly sub-optimal treatment efficacy, which is the reason for low response rates. Enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), we can link the drug-dose inputs to the phenotypic outputs with a smooth parabolic response surface (PRS). AI-PRS based theranostics platforms can be customized to a specific patient, which leads to major improvement of response rate.
Ho ended the talk by saying ” We are all parabolas. Life is very simple. Do not make it too complex.”