President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Dr. Vipin Das and myself on the last few days I had in India.  

One of the interesting innovation projects I worked on with him while at LV Prasad Eye Institute was the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE) project.  Dr. Vipin and the leadership at LVPEI joined forces with Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) team with the goal of creating predictive models for eye diseases.  Major Indian eye centers led by LV Prasad have teamed up with institutions from Australia, Brazil, and the USA to harness the power of big data.  Using AI technology, the team will be able to sift through these millions of data points and examine patterns that no human would be able to see on their own.  Ultimately, the goal is to have MINE find patterns in order to steer treatment decisions and improve clinical outcomes.  From AI technology to augmented reality and other innovative projects, my time in India was an amazing experience. I look forward to watching more of the team’s meaningful work unfold and making my way back to Hyderabad for another visit one day.