My passion is to build new, innovative products. I focus on creating an amazing team, providing vision and working together hands-on to plan, execute and iterate. While building products I stress the importance of communication within the team and cross-functionally within the company. In my career, I have focused primarily on products in the areas of machine
My passion is to build new, innovative products. I focus on creating an amazing team, providing vision and working together hands-on to plan, execute and iterate. While building products I stress the importance of communication within the team and cross-functionally within the company. In my career, I have focused primarily on products in the areas of machine learning, computer vision and medical imaging.
In addition to product development, I have also driven systematic innovation and intellectual property portfolio development and management.
Specialties: Executive R&D leadership, product/project management, software engineering, machine learning, computer vision, medical imaging, medical software development, intellectual property.
VP of Research and Development @ Leader of large group of engineers (BS through PhD) who designed and developed an advanced medical imaging software product. This software was used to analyze cardiac CT images to create precise patient-specific 3D models of the coronary artery tree and calculate a personalized blood flow simulation capable of determining optimal patient treatment. The software contained advanced algorithms and specialized workflows capable of producing high-volume, high-value results for clinical customers. A key challenge of this work was to guarantee accuracy of the results and reproducibility between users of the interaction to correct the automated results. Guaranteeing reproducibility and accuracy required the development of specialized workflows, custom visualization and advanced interactive tools. This product required key innovation in medical imaging algorithms, interactive workflows and large-scale machine learning.
My role involved planning, providing vision, hands-on work with the team, establishing software development and user feedback processes, designing key progress metrics, working cross-functionally and strategically at the executive level.
In addition to product development, I led a systematic innovation initiative to build strong intellectual property which resulted in a large, broad and strategic portfolio. From May 2012 to Present (3 years 8 months) Line Manager @ Provide functional management to a group of 20 people, including research scientists and software engineers. My role was to set targets, resolve employee conflicts, structure the development of soft and technical skills in the group, standardize resources, conduct yearly/mid-year employee performance reviews and interview prospective hires. From January 2010 to May 2012 (2 years 5 months) Principal Research Scientist @ Product: Wrote proposals, acquired projects and supervised junior research scientists, software engineers and interns to meet deliveries. Acted as customer interface with internal/external clients and grant agencies. At the beginning of my time with Siemens, I was an individual contributor directly contributing product code. Overall, I contributed to roughly 20 software projects with a primary focus on cardiology/oncology applications, but also on projects across medical imaging and outside medical imaging (e.g., airport security).
R&D: Performed individual research in machine learning, computer vision and medical imaging. I also collaborated with other research scientists and students to advance industrial research goals. Wrote papers and grant proposals. Presented research results at international conferences, universities and industrial research labs. Gave many invited and plenary talks at universities, industry R&D labs and international conferences. I wrote approximately 40 patents at Siemens, including the Random Walker patent which was won the Edison Patent Award for outstanding innovation. From September 2003 to May 2012 (8 years 9 months)
PhD, Cognitive and Neural Systems @ Boston University From 1999 to 2003 Bachelor's of Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems focus) @ University of Vermont From 1995 to 1999 Leo Grady is skilled in: Software Project Management, Leadership, Product Management, Product Development, Technological Innovation, 3D, Intellectual Property, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Coronary Artery Disease, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Medical Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Pattern Recognition
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