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Distinguished Lecture by Prof David Clifton


01Dec 2023

10:00 – 11:30 & 13:30 – 15:30

  • Council Chamber (SWT 501), Shaw Tower
  • Professor David Clifton, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of Clinical Machine Learning, University of Oxford

Professor David Clifton is the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair Professor of Clinical Machine Learning at the University of Oxford, and the first AI scientist to be appointed NIHR Research Professor.  He is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, OCC Fellow in AI & ML at Reuben College, Oxford, and Fellow of Fudan University, China.  In 2018, his lab opened its second site, in Suzhou (China), within the Oxford-Suzhou Research Centre.  In 2019, the Wellcome Trust's first "Flagship Centre" was announced, which joins Prof. Clifton's lab to the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam.  In 2021, the Oxford-CityU Centre for Cardiovascular Engineering was opened in Hong Kong, of which he is co-director.


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As healthcare data are acquired in ever-growing quantities, new classes of AI algorithm are required to help humans understand and model these complex datasets, which now include recordings from millions of patients, and which can  be massively multivariate and multimodal.  This talk will introduce new developments in the rapidly-growing field of "Clinical AI", demonstrating how data scientists can benefit from having "AI to help train the AI"; that is, machine learning networks involved in the construction of new machine learning networks.  It will demonstrate successful projects that have been translated into healthcare practice, and highlight on-going international developments in the field, with examples from collaborative work between clinicians and data scientists.