Dr. Sameer Antani is a versatile researcher and holds the position of Staff Scientist at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He leads and directs several scientific and technical research projects toward advancing the role of computational sciences in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. He applies his expertise in machine learning, biomedical image informatics, brain fMRI informatics, automatic medical image interpretation, multi-modal information retrieval, computer vision, and related topics in computer science and engineering technology. Dr. Antani is a Senior Member of the International Society of Photonics and Optics (SPIE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and serves as Vice Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences, and is a leading member of the IEEE Life Sciences Community. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. In addition to several staff achievement awards, he has been honored with two NIH merit awards (2009, 2013) for contributions in geography-independent cancer research tools, and advancing biomedical information retrieval, and an NIH Director’s Award in 2016 for his contributions to the science and engineering of a novel TB screening system for under-resourced regions, respectively. Dr. Antani earned his Ph.D. and M.Eng. from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and his B.Eng. (with Distinction) from the University of Pune, India.