Gašper Podobnik: Are Artificial Intelligence Tools for the Analysis of Medical Images (Already) Useful in Clinical Practice?
ASEF is organizing a popular science lecture in cooperation with the Kamnik Student Club. The lecture will be held on Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. by Gašper Podobnik. Gašer is an ASEF Junior Fellow Generation 2020 and a young researcher in the Laboratory for Imaging Technologies at UL FE. The lecture, titled”Are Artificial Intelligence Tools for the Analysis of Medical Images (Already) Useful in Clinical Practice?“, will take place in the premises of the Kotlovnica Youth Center in Kamnik.
To attend the lecture, you must register by September 29, no later than 6 p.m.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
First, we will take a brief look at what artificial intelligence tools are and how they can be used to analyze medical images. We will continue with the description of two such examples: a tool for automatic decomposition of organs for cancer radiotherapy and a tool for detecting tumors on mammograms. We will conclude with a brief overview of artificial intelligence applications that are already being used in clinical practice.
ABOUT THE LECTURER
Gašper Podobnik is an ASEF Junior Fellow from generation 2020. In 2018, he completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering, and two years later his master’s studies in the field of biomedical engineering. He completed both the first and second level of studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. During his master’s studies, he started working on the project of classification of magnetic resonance image modalities in cooperation with the Laboratory for Imaging Technologies, where he later wrote his master’s thesis entitled Regression Models for Predicting Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease.
He is now employed as a young researcher in the same laboratory and leads exercises in one of the subjects. As part of his PhD, he is researching methods for the automatic decomposition of critical organs for the purposes of head and neck radiotherapy.
In the first half of 2022, based on the ASEF fellowship program, he made a research visit to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he collaborated with ASEF mentor Professor Mateja Jamnik on a tumor segmentation project from mammograms.
ASEF YOUNG MINDS
ASEF Young Minds is a series of popular science lectures by young people, which encourages young people to present their research work and experience gained within the ASEF Junior Fellowship in a way that is accessible and understandable to the general public. In the project, ASEF connects with local organizations operating in the places where the lecturers come from. Through cooperation, the aim is to connect and integrate young intellectuals into the local Slovenian environment. ASEF connects and unites Slovenian scientists and academics all over the world.
KAMNIK STUDENT CLUB
The Kamnik Student Club is an association of students from the area of Kamnik and Komenda. They take care of a rich extracurricular student activities, student benefits, education, recreation and socializing of young people.