MED 277 / CS 337

AI-Assisted Health Care 1-4 Units

Stanford University Fall Quarter 2018

AI has been advancing quickly, with its impact everywhere. In healthcare, innovation in AI could help transforming of our healthcare system.

This course offers a diverse set of research projects focusing on cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning technologies to solve some of healthcare's most important problems. The teaching team and teaching assistants will work closely with students on research projects in this area. Research projects include Care for Senior at Senior Home, Surgical Quality Analysis, AI Assisted Parenting, Burn Analysis & Assessment and more. AI areas include Video Understanding, Image Classification, Object Detection, Segmentation, Action Recognition, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, HCI, and more.

The course is open to students in both the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering.

Interested students should apply HERE.

Course Info

  • AI Track: CS231n/CS230 or equivalent
  • HCI Track: CS147; CS247 is recommended
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Strong research interest
Class Time and Location
Fridays 10 to 12pm in Gates 463A
Course Credits
Course credits can be granted by this specific course and/or CS199/399, with a total of 1-4 units.
Office Hours
Grading Policy
Course Discussions


Hand Hygiene
Gait Analysis
Privacy-Preserving ML
Rare Events Synthesis
Mobility Level Profile


Course Directors

Jia Li Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine
N. Lance Downing M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center
Medical Informatics Director, Stanford Health Care

Project Advisors

Fei-Fei LiPh.D.
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab
Arnold MilsteinM.D., M.P.H.
Professor, School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center
Juan Carlos NieblesPh.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor, Universidad del Norte
Elizabeth L. MurnanePh.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Computer Science

Teaching Assistants

Albert Haque

Alan Luo

Project Mentors

Edward Chou

Michelle Guo

Tim Hsieh

Bingbin Liu