As the first blog post on WINspiration, we would like to start strong and hear from Vanya Valindria. She is truly an inspirational Indonesian woman who is currently doing a PhD in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London while raising two children with her husband. She proudly calls herself an Artificial Intelligcence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML) researcher and unpredictable musician.
Please tell us more about your research in biomedical image analysis.
My main focus in research is on AI-machine learning on medical images. Nowadays, AI is everywhere and sounds like a buzz-word in industry. During my PhD, I learn how to utilise AI for automatically analysing the large scale medical image data. With machine learning algorithms, computers can help recognise multiple organs/bones or detect tumor/lesion from MRI/CT images, which is a tedious task for a physician if he/she has to manually annotate scans from thousands of patients. Thus, we hope it will assist the doctor in making a better and more reliable diagnosis.