Shazia Akbar
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Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, and my research interests lie in machine learning, artificial intelligence and medical image analysis. My recent work has explored weakly-supervised learning and novel attention mechanisms in gigantic images.

About Me

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In 2015, I completed my PhD at the University of Dundee, UK, during which I developed 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.

Throughout my career I have also demonstrated a keen interest in performing R&D in industry including two placements at NCR Corporation and Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, working on a range of applications from security to texture analysis in CT images.