PhD in Clinical Neurosciences / Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge.
We invite applications for three PhD positions under the supervision of Dr. Chao Li at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences/Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
1) The project of AI for Precision Neuro-Oncology aims to develop AI tools for brain tumour monitoring based on longitudinal brain MRI and clinical variables. This project is co- supervised by Mr Stephen Price & Prof Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb.
2) The project of AI for Dementia aims to develop AI tools that combine brain MRI and genetic data to identify individuals of accelerated brain ageing and predict dementia risk. This project is co-supervised by Prof Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb.
3) The project of Multi-omics Integration for Disease Phenotyping aims to develop data fusion techniques to integrate radiological images with genetics data to generate novel multi-omics biomarkers for characterising brain tumour heterogeneity and invasion. This project is co- supervised by Mr Stephen Price & Dr Jia Wu.
AI projects prefer applicants to have the background of medical image analysis, biomedical engineering, computer vision, or mathematics. The Multi-omics project prefers applicants with the background in bioinformatics, or biomedical engineering.
Facilities:The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s leading universities. The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is embedded within Cambridge University Hospitals, allowing our research questions to stem from problems we have encountered in the clinic. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics has a 50-year tradition of carrying out research of world-class excellence in a broad range of subject areas using new mathematical and computational techniques.
The EPSRC Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare Hub (CMIH) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between mathematics, statistics, computer science, and medicine, and aims to develop rigorous and clinically practical algorithms for analysing healthcare data in an integrated fashion. The Hub is one of four funded by the EPSRC following an almost £5 million investment funding multidisciplinary research hubs that bring together the mathematical sciences with stakeholders in healthcare technologies.
The CMIH will facilitate the close collaboration of mathematicians, clinicians, and relevant stakeholders to develop data analytics algorithms, focusing on the challenging healthcare problems that are Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Dementia. A key aim of the Hub is to address the lack of robustness in AI algorithmic capabilities in preparation for their use in clinical decision-making applications.
Interested candidates may follow the link of the advertisement below and contact Dr Li via firstname.lastname@example.org.