Kenji Suzuki

2001 Research Associate, Kurt Rossmann Laboratories for Radiologic Image Research, Univ. of Chicago
2004 Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Dept. of Radiology, Univ. of Chicago
2006 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology & Graduate Program in Medical Physics & Comprehensive Cancer Center, Univ. of Chicago
2014- Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Medical Imaging Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology
2017- Professor (Specially Appointed), Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Machine learning/deep learning/computer-aided diagnosis/artificial intelligence/medical imaging

Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology(IIR, Tokyo Tech)

Research Hub Group:Information and Artificial Intelligence Research International Hub Group


  • Development and commercialization of early deep learning models that learn images directly (1994)
  • Development of machine learning for separating bone from soft tissue in chest radiographs (2004)


  • 12/2017
    Dr. Suzuki was awarded the prestigious “The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” by Marquis Who’s Who for his professional dedication and career longevity in outstanding contributions with notable publications.
  • 07/2017
    Dr. Suzuki’s comments as a deep learning pioneer were included in the the article “Deep learning poised to revolutionise diagnostic imaging” in one of the most prestigious journals in medicine, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (Impact factor: 19.287).
  • 02/2016
    Dr. Suzuki’s comments were included in the article “IBM’s Automated Radiologist Can Read Images and Medical Records” in MIT Technology Review.
  • 04/2014
    Dr. Suzuki’s study was featured in an article “Adding Structure: How to Boost Reporting Efficiency” on
  • 03/2013
    Dr. Suzuki’s comments were included in an article “CT Colonography’s Slow Progress” in Radiology Today, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 26, March 2013.
  • 01/2012
    Dr. Suzuki’s research was featured in an article “Better Medicine Through Machine Learning” in the News section in Communications of the ACM, vol. 55, no.1, pp. 17-19, 2012.

Selected Awards

  • 2003, 2006, 2009
    Certificate of Merit Award from RSNA
  • 2010
    IEEE Outstanding Member Award from IEEE Chicago Section
  • 2011
    Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching from University of Chicago
  • 2014
    The 2014 Best Paper Award from IEICE
  • 2016
    The Most Cited Paper Award from EANM and Springer-Nature
  • 2017
    Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who’s Who

Selected Publications

  • Suzuki K, et al.: Massive training artificial neural network (MTANN) for reduction of false positives in computerized detection of lung nodules in low-dose CT. Medical Physics 30: 1602-1617, 2003.
  • Suzuki K, et al.: Neural edge enhancer for supervised edge enhancement from noisy images. IEEE Trans Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 25: 1582-1596, 2003.
  • Suzuki K, et al.: Image-processing technique for suppressing ribs in chest radiographs by means of massive training artificial neural network (MTANN). IEEE Trans Medical Imaging 25: 406-416, 2006.
  • Suzuki K: Machine Learning in Computer-aided Diagnosis of the Thorax and Colon in CT: A Survey. IEICE Trans Information & Systems E96-D: 772-783, 2013 (IEICE Best Paper Award in 2014).
  • Nima Tajbakhsh and Suzuki K.: Comparing Two Classes of End-to-End Learning Machines for Lung Nodule Detection and Classification: MTANNs vs. CNNs. Pattern Recognition 63: 476–486, 2017.