Five FoM teams selected in AI Seed Funding Program

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the results of its inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seed Funding Program.

Having identified AI as an emerging area of strategic priority in its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, the Faculty of Medicine developed the AI Seed Funding Program to support research and training initiatives in this burgeoning field. The program was highly competitive in terms of the quality and number of applications received. Reviewers carefully evaluated a total of 22 applications, and the Faculty awarded $50,000 to support the top five teams ($10,000 each) working to develop innovative, multidisciplinary AI applications in health and medicine.

  • Hesham Abdelbary (Dept. Surgery, OHRI) and Hanan Anis (Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering): Integrated Machine Learning with Raman Biosensing Technology to Enhance Bacterial Detection and Diagnosis of Implant Associated Infections
  • Lise Bjerre (Dept. Family Medicine, Institut du savoir Monfort): Getting Ahead of the Curve: Predictive COVID-19 Case Identification Using an Iterative Propensity Score Modelling and AI Approach
  • Peter Tanuseputro (Dept. Medicine, OHRI, BRI): Predicting Survival of Long-Term Care Residents with COVID-19 Infection
  • Gregely Silasi and Diane Lagace (Dept. Cellular and Molecular Medicine): Markerless Limb Tracking: Creating a Pipeline for Preclinical Behavioral Studies Using Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathieu Lavallee-Adam (Dept. Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology): RealMetaPro: A Machine Learning Approach for Real-Time Analysis of Microbiomes Using Mass Spectrometry




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