Linda Wang quickly pivoted her work last spring to develop technology to detect COVID-19.
Wang, who will receive her master’s degree in systems design engineering this week, helped create COVID-Net, now an open-source tool designed to screen coronavirus cases from chest X-ray images.
She built one of the first neural networks to predict if a person’s X-ray contains COVID-19 and how far has the disease progressed.
“I quickly prototyped it within a week,” says Wang. “As we developed more partnerships with other hospitals, we continued to fine-tune the model to make it better.” (Full story)