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Office for Translational Research


Please find below an upcoming event hosted by University Enterprise Zone organised/delivered by SAS, Maxwell Centre and Office for Translational Research.

Venue: online, please register for the event here  

Topics of the event are:

  • AI & Clinical imaging focus
  • Cutting edge mathematical/computational approaches and models
  • Increase interactions between industry, clinicians, maths and computer science researchers
  • Discuss metrology in AI and medical imaging
  • Promote interdisciplinary research
  • Discuss entrepreneurship opportunities

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Prof Evis Sala (Radiology, University of Cambridge)
  • Prof Carola Schönlieb (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)
  • Mr Gavin Pettigrew (Surgery, University of Cambridge)
  • Mr Simon Tilley (SAS)
  • Dr Nadia Smith (Data Science, National Physical Laboratory)
  • Chaz Henry (SAS Vector Labs)
  • Early-career researchers








Dr Alex Samoshkin (UoC)

Brief introduction to the event


Overview of AI approaches for Imaging analysis in the Clinic  

Profs Evis Sala (Radiology, UoC) and Carola Schönlieb (DAMTP, UoC)

Overview of AI approaches and challenges

Benefits of multidisciplinary collaborations


AI image analysis software to assess pre-implantation kidney biopsies

Dr John Tobi Ayorinde (UoC), Federica Citterio and Matteo Landrò (SAS)

We discuss the challenges to building an explainable AI tool for human-machine decision making, in the context of renal transplantation


Q&A session for Tobi, Federica and Matteo

Mr Simon Tilley (SAS)



The role of metrology in AI and medical imaging

Dr Nadia Smith (Data Science, NPL) 

Measurement science for standardization of imaging methods and processes, and in providing confidence in data driven decisions


SAS Vector Labs

Chaz Henry

Industry partnership – bringing together curiosity, capability and business execution


All-in-one Cancer Diagnostics

Cathal McCague and

Thomas Buddenkotte (UoC)

All-in-one cancer imaging optimisation using an integrated mathematical and deep learning approach


Q&A session for Cathal and Thomas

Mr Simon Tilley (SAS)



Closing remarks

Profs Evis Sala, Carola Schönlieb, Dr Nadia Smith, Mr Gavin Pettigrew, Mr Simon Tilley

Overview, summary and general remarks to conclude the event

16:00 Close




Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00