Workshop on ‘Computer Vision for Healthcare Applications’ held

December 30, 2015 - 2:00:24 am

DOHA: Developments and solutions in the field of computer vision for healthcare applications were discussed at a workshop at Qatar University. 

The Kindi Center for Computing Research at QU College of Engineering organised the workshop ‘Computer Vision for Healthcare Applications.’

It discussed and made presentations on ‘Quantitative Data Convergence: Integration of Radiology, Pathology, Omics Data for Predicting Disease Aggressiveness’ and ‘Patient Outcome, and Computational Medicine: Towards Integrated Management of Cerebral Aneurysms.’

The event was organised together with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the college, and sponsored by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). 

It provided college faculty and students with an opportunity to meet experts and researchers and exchange experience and ideas on developments in computer-based healthcare research.

College Dean Dr Rashid Alammari, Kindi Center for Computing Research Director Prof Qutaiba Malluhi, college Associate Dean for Development and Industrial Relations Dr Saud Ghani, Head of the department Dr Summaya Al Maadeed, representatives from industry, college faculty, students, and staff were present.

Keynote speakers were Prof Anant Madabhushi, Director, Case Western Reserve University Center for Computational Imaging and Personalised Diagnostics and Prof Alejandro Frangi, Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at University of Sheffield Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

The programme included presentations by the college’s department faculty, including Dr Al Maadeed, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Dr Uvais Qidawi and of Computer Science Dr Nasir Rajpoot, Professor of Computer Engineering Prof Abbes Amira, and Professor of Electrical Engineering Prof Boualem Boashash. 

They discussed topics such as ‘Intelligent Position Monitoring System to Prevent Pressure Ulvers for Long-Term Bed-Ridden Patients’; ‘Reconfigurable Computing for Medical Imaging Systems’; ‘Locating and Profiling Cancer Cells in Solid Tumour Tissue Slides’; ‘Automated Multichannel EEG Abnormality Detection for Improving Newborn Health Outcomes’; and ‘Medical and Computer Aided Approaches for the Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer’.

Dr Alammari said, “Computing research is an important area of interest in Qatar and one of the areas of the college’s research focus. The workshop reflects the wide range of research services the college provides for users and healthcare organisations to develop and enhance the programmes they use. It also highlights the college’s contribution to advancing the healthcare sector in Qatar and its efforts towards the country’s health and welfare.”

Prof Malluhi said, “the Kindi Center for Computing Research is investing thoroughly in healthcare applications to develop new programmes and solutions for the field which is developing progressively. In this context, the event reflects the centre’s mission to provide community and industry with new findings in computing research that meet the needs of users in their daily life.”

Dr Al Maadeed said, “This is a timely event that paves the way for dialogue on a topic that is of interest to the industry and healthcare sectors. It also engages students to reflect on issues relevant to the community’s needs and aspirations and find solutions to its everyday challenges.”

The Peninsula


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