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Neuroimaging in diseases that cause dementia Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 — King’s College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen
2019 UK PET Chemistry Meeting Sep 09, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:45 PM — Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester
Total Body PET Workshop Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 — Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art, Brussels, Belgium
Radiology events and learning from discrepancies Oct 04, 2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2019 Oct 06, 2019 - Oct 09, 2019 — Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow

Dr Sammy Danso

Position: Scientific Biomedical Data Researcher

Interests:

I am a computer scientist with research interest in applied Artificial Intelligence approaches to biomedical research.  I am particularly interested in developing methods that combine machine learning, corpus linguistics and natural language processing and human brain imaging approaches to explore the relationship between cognition and language. I believe that a combination of these approaches may help to further understand the behaviour of the human brain to be able to predict early signs of brain diseases as well as development.

Institute: University of Edinburgh

Department: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences


Research Themes
Key Publications

Danso, S and Lamb, W. (2014). Developing an Automatic Part-of-Speech Tagger for Scottish Gaelic. In proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics conference, Dublin, Ireland


    Danso, S, Atwell, E and Johnson, O (2013.) Linguistic and Statistically Derived Features for Cause of Death Prediction from Verbal Autopsy Text. In Language Processing and Knowledge in the Web, 25th International Conference, GSCL 2013 Proceedings. Springer, 47-60.doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40722-2_5


    Danso, S; Atwell, E. S; and Johnson, O. (2013). A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Methods for Verbal Autopsy Text Classification. International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 10(6).doi arxiv.org/abs/1402.4380



    Danso, S, Atwell, ES, Johnson, O, ten Asbroek, A, Soromekun, S, Edmond, K, Hurt, C, Hurt, L, Zandoh, C, Tawiah, C, Fenty, J, Etego, S, Agyei, S and Kirkwood, B (2013) A semantically annotated verbal autopsy corpus for automatic analysis of cause of death. ICAME Journal of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English, 37. 37 - 69



    Kirkwood, B. R.;  Manu, A.;  ten Asbroek, A. H.;  Soremekun, S.;  Weobong, B.;  Gyan, T; Danso,S; Amenga-Etego, S . Tawiah-Agyemang, C; Owusu-Agyei, S; Hill, Z. (2013). Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 381(9884), 2184-2192. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60095-1


    Benedict, W; ten Asbroek, A, Seyi, S; Danso,S;  Owusu‐Agyei, S;  Prince, M, and  Kirkwood, B.R(2013). Determinants of postnatal depression in rural Ghana: findings from the Don population based cohort study. Depression and Anxiety doi:10.1002/da.22218


    Hurt, L; ten Asbroek A; Amenga-Etego, S; Zandoh, C; Danso S; Edmond, K; Hurt, C; Tawiah, C; Hill, Z; Fenty, F; Owusu-Agyei, S;  Campbell, O.M; and Kirkwood, B.R (2013). Effect of vitamin A supplementation on cause-specific mortality in women of reproductive age in Ghana: a secondary analysis from the ObaapaVitA trial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 91(1), 19-27. doi:10.2471/BLT.11.100412


    Edmond, K; Hurt, L; Fenty, J; Amenga-Etego,S; Zandoh, C; Hurt, C; Danso, S; Tawiah, C;   Zelee Hill, ten Asbroek H. A; Owusu-Agyei, S; Campbell, O and Kirkwood, B.R . (2012) Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on cause-specific early and late infant mortality in rural Ghana: ObaapaVitA double-blind, cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial. BMJ Open, 2(1), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000658


    Kirkwood, B. R.; Hurt, L; Amenga-Etego, S; Tawiah, C; Zandoh, C; Danso, S; Hurt, C; Edmond, K; Hill, Z; ten Asbroek, A. G ; Fenty, J; Owusu-Agyei, S and Campbell, O. (2010). Effect of Vitamin A Supplementation in Women of Reproductive Age on Maternal Survival in Ghana (ObaapaVita): A Cluster-Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Editorial Comment. Obstetric Gynecol Survey, 65(9), 552-554. doi:10.1097/OGX.0b013e3182021d40


    Kirkwood B.R; Manu A; , Tawiah-Agyemang, C, ten Asbroek, G; Gyan,T;  Weobong, B;  Lewandowski, E; , Soremekun, S;  Danso,S;  Pitt, C;  Hanson, K;  Owusu-Agyei, S;  and Zelee Hill (2010). NEWHINTS cluster randomised trial to evaluate the impact on neonatal mortality in rural Ghana of routine home visits to provide a package of essential newborn care interventions in the third trimester of pregnancy and the first week of life: trial protocol. Trials, 11, 58. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-11-58


    Kirkwood, B. R;  Hurt L;  Amenga-Etego, S;  Tawiah C;  Zandoh, C; Danso,S; Hurt, C; Edmond, K; ten Asbroek, G; Fenty, J; Owusu-Agyei, S; Campbell, O; Arthur P. (2010).  Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on maternal survival in Ghana (ObaapaVitA): a cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet 375(9726) 1640-1649.


    Edmond, K.; Quigley, M. A.; Zandoh, C;  Danso, S; Hurt, C., Owusu Agyei, S and Kirkwood, B. R. (2008). Aetiology of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana: implications for health programming in developing countries. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 22(5), 430-437. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00961.x


    Edmond, K. M.; Quigley, M. A.; Zandoh, C.; Danso, S.; Hurt, C.; Owusu Agyei, S. and Kirkwood, B. R. (2008). Diagnostic accuracy of verbal autopsies in ascertaining the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 22(5), 417-429. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00962.x


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