Keigo Kawaji, PhD. is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA) with a joint Research Associate appointment at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Medicine. He has spent his full career in both trainee and PhD scientist roles as a Biomedical Engineer at major Academic Hospitals in the United States, including at Duke Med, Weill Cornell Med, Harvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and U. Chicago Hospitals, with research in Magnetic Resonance Technology Development; AI-based methods and validation in the hospital settings; and also in clinically translation of novel technologies. Dr. Kawaji has also served on Canada’s high school mathematics training program that aided in the selection of its 6-person International Math Olympiad team for six years, and now incorporates both innovative problem-solving and pedagogy principles through his lab’s research as well as Chicago-area outreach. Since 2023, he has been leading his university’s faculty development initiatives in the effective adaptation of ChatGPT and other emerging learning technologies into the university classroom settings.