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Conversation with Professor Karin Verspoor

In this episode, we are joined by Professor Karin Verspoor, Executive Dean of the School of Computing Technologies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. We discuss her inspirational journey in applying various AI techniques to healthcare including self-harm detection, chem tables classification, information extraction in chemical patents, hospital cost estimation,  medical report generation and a lot of recent work on COVID. She has advice for clinicians and computer scientists on how to develop strong partnerships and also shares her vision for the future of AI in Healthcare.


About Prof. Verspoor:
Prof. Verspoor’s research primarily focuses on the use of artificial intelligence methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support, through extraction of information from clinical texts and the biomedical literature and machine learning-based modeling. Prof. Verspoor held previous posts as Director of Health Technologies and Deputy Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Early in her career, she spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she helped design an early artificial intelligence system.

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