Congratulations to our post-doctoral fellow Dr Laith Alzubaidi who in early August 2022 was awarded an ECR Ignition Grant to conduct research into deep learning models for the classification of shoulder x-ray image-based tasks.

Laith will collaborate with Prof Yuantong Gu (QUT), Dr Freek Hollman (QUASR), Dr Ashish Gupta (QUASR), Dr Asma Salhi (akunah), PhD, Prof Amin Abbosh (UQ), A/Prof Ye Duan (University of Missouri) and Prof. Dr. Jose Santamaria (University of Jaén).

Laith will use the grant to continue his research on deep learning in orthopaedics to identify shoulder abnormalities using  clinical patient scans to train the algorithm. His work has shown high accuracy to identify soft and hard bone structures with aims to more accurately diagnose tears and other native features of patient's scans.

Thank you to the School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering for supporting this transdisciplinary project.