Amir Baghdadi, PhD

Research Affiliate
Department of Urology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Center
Areas of Expertise: 
Computer Vision
Data Science
Special Interests: 
Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research
Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Robotic Surgery


I received my BS degree in 2014, from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. I earned my MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. My research interests include the intersection of data science, computer vision and health informatics. I was an Adjunct Faculty Member and an Instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Teaching Fellow with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo. I am currently a Research Affiliate with Roswell Park, where I utilized computer vision methods for the first time to model automated assessment of surgical performance during robot-assisted surgery. I also developed the first artificial intelligence framework for an automated kidney cancer type diagnosis through CT scans. I've received awards and fellowships for academic and entrepreneurship achievements including the NSF Travel Award, Best Paper Award in Silent Hoist and Crane Company Materials Handling Graduate Paper Competition and the Student Entrepreneur Fellowship from the School of Management at the University at Buffalo.


Education and Training: 
2019 - PhD - Health Informatics and Data Science, State University of New York at Buffalo
2017 - MS - Biomechanics and Data Fusion, State University of New York at Buffalo
2014 - BS - Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Professional Memberships: 
Machine Learning and Data Science Community
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Honors and Awards: 
2018 - National - NSF/IEEE Intelligent Informatics (TCII) Travel Awards
2017 - 1st rank - Silent Hoist and Crane Co. Grad. Paper Competition
2017 - top 2/13 teams - UB eLab Student Entrepreneur Fellowship
2017 - University at Buffalo - Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF) Award
2017 - National - The Data Incubator Scholar Finalist