Upcoming Events

2nd SINAPSE Image Analysis meeting Jun 20, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM — Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
2019 SINAPSE ASM Jun 21, 2019 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee
2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning Jul 08, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 — ICL South Kensington Campus, London
4th International Workshop on Image Processing Techniques and Applications Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 — Centre for Mathematical Imaging Techniques (CMIT), University of Liverpool, England
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference 2019 Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 — University of Liverpool, England

PhD studentship at Aberdeen: Trust in artificial intelligence for health care diagnostics

Accountability and transparency in AI: Application to Health Care Diagnostics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to transform health care. Innovation projects are underway in Scotland as part of iCAIRD - Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics - including an exemplar project in Aberdeen to develop computer assisted technology to detect abnormalities in X-ray or CT scan radiology images assisting in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.

However, there is increasing recognition that AI systems should not be dealt with as a “black box”. For successful translation into clinical practice, trust, transparency and accountability of AI systems are emerging as key components. Clear definition of AI system strengths and weaknesses, accuracy, bias and reliability are important. The optimal methods to explain AI systems for health care remain uncertain but there is growing evidence from other domains.

This PhD offers a mixed methods approach, bringing together a multidisciplinary supervisory team with expertise in computing science, qualitative methodology and health informatics within the Centre for Health Data Science. The PhD also offers the opportunity for an industrial placement with Canon Medical to understand how the methodology being developed in the PhD could be introduced into state of the art AI assisted health digital technologies.

For details of this project with Prof C Black, Dr N Oren, and Prof L Locock at the University of Aberdeen, go to https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/accountability-and-transparency-in-ai-application-to-health-care-diagnostics/?p106836

The deadline for application is 22 March 2019