Shazia Akbar
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Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, and my research interests lie in machine learning, pattern recognition and medical image analysis. In my current post, I am investigating applications of deep learning techniques in digital pathology to predict breast cancer recurrence from underlying biological properties in tissue.

In 2015, I completed my PhD at the University of Dundee, UK, during which I developed computer vision algorithms to automatically localise tumour in images of breast TMAs. This work was performed in collaboration with Ninewells Hospital and resulted in 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and multiple conference papers. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Dundee with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing, ranking top in my graduate class.