The end of June 2019 I decided to attend Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME'19)
AI in Medicine is not precisely my field of research but is a highly interesting related topic. The methods are different also the objectives. For instance, in medicine, as compared to Education there is hardly any feedback. Most of the effort is spent into predictive modelling, e.g. to diagnose cancer among a population. The main issue in these cases, is the highly unbalanced datasets. Treating this unbalanced datasets can lead to some very silly mistakes, like the one discovered by my fellow colleague Gilles Vandewiele.
Some applications of AI in medicine are very much similar to the field of education. In particular, medicine is a subject which is highly multimodal that meaning that it privileges physical world interaction. Very interesting was the approach used by Hassan Fawaz on Automatic alignment of surgical videos using kinematic data
Interesting research by @hassanfawaz93 - synchronise video of surgical operations using Dynamic Time Warping on sensor data. This technique is useful to align the two of more executions of the same action (e.g. surgical operations) #aime2019 pic.twitter.com/tGwPgniWrk— Daniele Di Mitri ⏩️🦣 (@dimstudi0) June 27, 2019
Doctoral Consortium Presentation
I attended the Doctoral Consortium where I presented my last research project, the Multimodal Tutor for CPR. This was actually my 4th doctoral consortium (LAK'17, AIED'17, AIED'18, AIME'19) so was particularly confident presenting my PhD project. This, however, did not save me from some "not-so-constructive" comments on my work.
But, to be honest, I was not very much hit like the first and the second time I have attended, I rather took all actionable feedback I could into account and brought it with me home.
I believe attending a DC is always a cool idea if you are PhD because 1) you can report on the progress of your PhD and get some feedback, 2) you don't need to have results but still get feedback on the methodology, 3) you typically get a scholarship to attend the conference.
If you are looking for even more reason to attend a DC check the blog post by the fellow researcher Shibani - Preparing for the DC
I had a wonderful time discussing cutting edge research during the international conference on #ArtificialIntelligence in #Medicine @AIMEconference #Poznań— H. Ismail Fawaz 💚 (@hassanfawaz93) June 29, 2019
Thank you all for being part of this great community #AIME19 pic.twitter.com/N4DC1irhKf