Meet the AI Metrics Team
Andrew Smith, M.D., Ph.D., is an abdominal radiologist and oncologic imager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He serves as vice chair of Clinical Research, chief of Body CT, and director of Artificial Intelligence, Tumor Metrics, and Entrepreneurship in Radiology. Dr. Smith completed a radiology residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Smith divides his time between clinical research and clinical radiology, with expertise in body, oncologic, and aortic imaging, including radiographs, CT, MRI, PET imaging, oncologic imaging, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy.
Dr. Smith’s research expertise is in AI algorithm development, advanced cancer response assessment, and CT imaging biomarkers for cancer response assessment and chronic liver disease. He has multiple U.S. and international patents (pending and issued) related to advancements in radiology. Dr. Smith has been the primary investigator on multiple grants, including NIH small business grants and industry-sponsored grants. He has run multiple retrospective and prospective clinical studies, including several multi-institutional studies, and he has mentored numerous students, residents, fellows, and research scientists and faculty.
At a national level, Dr. Smith is a fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) and Society of Advanced Body Imaging (SABI). He is co-chair of the SAR Emerging Technology Commission on Artificial Intelligence and serves on several committees and panels for academic and clinical societies within the radiology profession including the SAR Disease-Focused Panels on Hepatic Fibrosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma. Smith is active in multiple national organizations and is an editorial member of Radiology and reviewer for numerous national and international academic journals.
Andrew Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Bob Jacobus is a highly experienced early-stage CEO, advisor, and investor. His professional background includes mechanical engineering within the biotech industry. He also served as an international missionary. In investment banking roles over the last 15 years, Mr. Jacobus has successfully raised capital for companies ranging from early-stage biotech to S&P 500 members, structured complex financial transactions, and advised companies on strategic and financial matters.
Mr. Jacobus earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Colorado, an MBA from the University of Denver, master’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama, and has held the CFA® designation since 2000.
Strategy & Growth Specialist
Paige Severino will graduate in spring 2020 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a minor in neuroengineering. She is a member of the Science and Technology Honors College, where she has received numerous scholarships and grants to pursue research in identifying clinical device needs.
Ms. Severino is an experienced innovator with 2 provisional patents stemming from product research and development work pursued as a presidential clinical innovation fellow. She has participated in many entrepreneurial programs at UAB, including the Commercialization Accelerator and NIH-funded iCorps. She was a finalist for the 2019 UAB Student Innovator of the Year.