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Andre Esteva is a researcher and entrepreneur in deep learning and computer vision. He currently serves as Head of Medical AI at Salesforce Research.

He obtained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford, advised by Sebastian Thrun and co-advised by Stephen Boyd. His research was in deep learning and computer vision, with applications built for dermatology, drug screening, neuroscience, and psychiatry.

Notably, his work showed that computer vision algorithms could match the performance of dermatologists at classifying skin cancer from images. His work has made the cover of Nature, as well as Cell, Nature Medicine, NeurIPS, and other venues. It has been widely covered by the WSJ, Fortune, BBC, The Economist, and similar news outlets. He interned at Google Research, Sandia National Labs, and GE Healthcare.

He finished undergraduate degrees with highest honors in Electrical Engineering and Pure Math from UT-Austin and was awarded Engineering Valedictorian (formally, the Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award).


Can skin cancer diagnosis be transformed by AI?
Andre Esteva, Eric Topol
A Guide to Deep Learning in Healthcare
Andre Esteva*, Alexandre Robicquet*, Bharath Ramsundar#, Volodymr Kuleshov#, Katherine Chou#, Mark DePristo#, Claire Cui, Greg Corrado, Sebastian Thrun, Jeff Dean
*equal contribution authors
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equal contribution authors
In Silico Labeling: Predicting Fluorescent Labels in Unlabeled Images
Eric Christiansen*, Samuel Yang, Dale Ando#, Ashkan Javaherian#, Gaia Skibinski#, Scott Lipnick,#, Elliot Mount, Alison O’Neil, Kevan Shah, Alicia K. Lee, Piyush Goyal, Liam Fedus, Ryan Poplin, Andre Esteva, Lee Rubin, Philip Nelson*, Steven Finkbeiner*
#These authors made comparable contributions
These authors made comparable contributions
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine: Enhancing the Expert
Andre Esteva
PhD Thesis
Dermatologist-level Classification of Skin Cancer with Deep Neural Networks
Andre Esteva*, Brett Kuprel*, Rob Novoa, Justin Ko, Susan M. Swetter, Helen Blau, Sebastian Thrun
*equal contribution authors
Skin Cancer Detection and Tracking using Data Synthesis and Deep Learning
Yunzhu Li*, Andre Esteva*, Brett Kuprel, Rob Novoa, Justin Ko, Sebastian Thrun
*equal contribution authors
Vision-Based Classification of Developmental Disorders using Eye Movements
Guido Pusiol, Andre Esteva, Scott Hall, Michael Frank, Arnold Milstein, Li Fei-Fei

Visual Scenes are Categorized by Function
Michelle Greene, Christopher Baldassano, Andre Esteva, Diane M. Beck, Li Fei-Fei

Two Distinct Scene Processing Networks Connecting Vision and Memory
Christopher Baldassano, Andre Esteva, Diane M. Beck, Li Fei-Fei

On the Technology Prospects and Investment Opportunities for Scalable Neuroscience
Thomas Dean, Biafra Ahanonu, Mainak Chowdhury, Anjali Datta, Andre Esteva, Daniel Eth, Nobie Redmon, Oleg Rumyantsev, Ysis Tarter

Metamaterial Structural Design
Andre Esteva, Dean Neikirk, Andrea Alu
Undergraduate Thesis

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