Visiting Lecture: Hanna Suominen


June 6, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visiting Lecture: Hanna Suominen

June 6th at 11:00
On-site event
Agora, lecture hall XXI

Professor Hanna Suominen, Australian National University, Australia
Our Health in Our Hands: Personalising Precision Medicine Technologies for Sustainable and Effective Healthcare

Prof Hanna Suominen is at the forefront of accelerating health impact from personalised precision medicine technology through the application of advanced Data Analytics and Machine/Deep Learning. She is a Professor of Computer Science (CS) at the Australian National University (ANU), the Associate Director (Neuroinformatics) of the ANU John Eccles Institute of Neuroscience (JEI), and the Co-Chair/Executive Leader (Computing & Engineering) of the ANU Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH) strategic initiative.

Powering early detection, marker monitoring, and disease management with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing substantial effectiveness and efficiency dividends in personalised precision health (PPH) by decreasing time demands and increasing the flow of diagnostics. During this talk, Professor Hanna Suominen will share experiences of her research program in bringing the next generation of AI-empowered PPH technologies to bear. For example, our excellence in co-creation and efficient evaluation of Machine/Deep Learning (M/DL) algorithms has allowed us to expedite visual field testing for checking brain health or vision loss over time. Furthermore, by transdisciplinary theorising and tooling of explainability and efficacy evaluations in M/DL, we have guided the identification, validation, understanding, and screening of disease markers. These resourceful and responsible AI strategies and solutions for sensing and making sense of markers make PPH more sustainable and equitable.