Sinchai “Sinch” Tsao PhD is currently Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Whip Media Group. He was previously CEO & co-founder of Voxel Healthcare, a pediatric medical imaging ML/CV/AI startup company funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.
Sinch has more than 15 years of experience as a computational data scientist & machine learning engineer working on multiple image-related problems such as: (1) machine learning-based classification of Malaria in pathology slides [Autoscope] (2) quantitation of MRI volumes through segmentation [ClickBrain] and radiation dose mitigation [ClickBrain RT] (3) using MRI metrics to investigate changes during Dementia and Aging (4) surface analysis of the developing human cerebral cortex (5) automated determination of skeletal bone age in children from hand x-rays.
Sinch received his A.B. in International Relations and Sc.B. in Biophysics from Brown University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering as well as M.S. & PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the CIBORG Laboratory at USC/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where his advisor was Natasha Lepore, PhD. He was also part of Manbir Singh, PhD‘s Biomedical Imaging Lab before his passing in Dec, 2011. During his time in Los Angeles, he also served as Director of Engineering Curriculum for Iridescent Learning – a science education 501c3 non-profit.
Sinch then moved to Seattle where he did his postdoctoral training at University of Washington’s Biomedical Image Computing Group in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics. After his postdoc, he was a scientific software engineer for Malaria Diagnostics as well as Ultrasound Diagnostics at Intellectual Ventures Labs in Bellevue, WA. He also taught Computer Science at Seattle Central College.