Professor Keith Hipel of Systems Design Engineering will receive the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. Keith has introduced some of the world's most robust approaches to conflict resolution, multiple-objective decision-making, hydrology and environmental impact assessment, earning him Canada's most prestigious environmental prize.
Doctors are hoping that artificial intelligence could be the key to detecting signs of melanoma skin cancer far earlier than the current methods of diagnosis allow.
The machine-learning software, developed by the University of Waterloo, Canada, would hopefully shorten the current process which relies entirely on patients presenting lesions (such as moles) and doctors then judging them on their appearance alone.
If they deem them to be potentially hazardous, patients than require a biopsy to get more information.
Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, has been selected to present on her PhD research at the third installment of GRADtalks, taking place on Thursday, September 28. GRADTalks is a significant recognition, offered only to very few PhD students across the university. Kaylen is passionate about application driven research, and she will present her novel nutrition tracking technology for enhancing older adults’ health.